Thierry Henry decides to quit role as Sky Sports pundit after Belgiums World Cup campaign

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Thierry Henry reveals why he has decided to quit Sky Sports pundit role
Thierry Henry has decided to leave Sky Sports. (AFP/Getty Images)

Thierry Henry has announced that he has quit his role as a Sky Sports pundit in order to concentrate on becoming a manager.

The 40-year-old is currently working as a coach with Belgiums national team who finished third at the World Cup this summer.

Henry also has coaching experience with Arsenals academy team and was even tipped to replace Arsene Wenger as manager when the 68-year-old decided to step down at the end of last season.

The former France international joined Sky Sports in 2015 but now leaves his position in order to focus on his managerial career.

Over the last four years I have had some extremely rewarding coaching experiences in football, said Henry.

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JULY 06: Romelu Lukaku of Belgium embraces Belgium assistant coach, Thierry Henry in celebration following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Romelu Lukaku admits Henrys advice has helped him improve. (Getty Images)
Belgium's Eden Hazard, left, speaks with assistant coach Thierry Henry following the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Henry worked with Eden Hazard at the World Cup. (AP Photo)

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These experiences have only made me more determined to fulfill my long-term ambition to become a football manager.

It is with sadness, therefore, that I have decided that I must leave Sky Sports to enable me to spend more time on the pitch and concentrate on my journey to achieving that goal.

I would like to thank everyone at Sky for making me feel so welcome and at ease throughout my time with them and I wish them all the best for the future. Great memories.

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