He had cherished the dream of leading Belgium where he was Roberto Martinez's assistant.
Finally Thierry Henry, the 98 world champion, will not even be part of the Belgian adventure.
Peter Bossaert, the general manager of the Belgian Federation, has just officially confirmed the end of the collaboration with Thierry Henry.
The latter was however supported by certain executive players like the center-forward Romelu Lukaku.
Martinez, who will now lead the Portuguese selection, was finally replaced in Belgium by the Italian-German technician Domenico Tedesco, 37, whose contract which runs until June 2024 was formalized this Wednesday morning.
It was on the occasion of the official presentation of Tedesco that Peter Bossaert announced the end of the course, across the Quiévrain, for Henry.
He told us about his ideas and we would have liked to have him with us," he explains.
But he will no longer be an assistant coach, even if we appreciate him "So this is the end of the story between the former French striker and Belgium, whom he joined in 2016 to support Martinez, especially among the attackers. .
He returned there, then shortly before Euro 2021, after mixed experiences in Monaco and then Montreal as head coach.
For his part, Domenico Tedesco clarified that the composition of his staff was still in progress and that his future deputies were still in negotiations with the federation.
But he didn't want Thierry Henry.
The latter will therefore continue his consulting activities, in particular for Amazon.