Arsenal hero Thierry Henry was ’embarrassed’ by Monaco disaster, says Jamie Carragher

Henry was unable to turn around the fortunes of his boyhood club (Picture: Getty Images)

Jamie Carragher has admitted Arsenal hero Thierry Henry looked ’embarrassed’ after his disastrous spell as Monaco boss.

The 42-year-old’s first stint in management lasted just three months after he was sacked for failing to take the Ligue 1 side out of the relegation places.

Henry decided not to waste any time in between jobs, taking up a role at MLS side Montreal Impact less than a year after the failed experiment in France.

Ex-Liverpool defender Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘I could see the itch whenever I saw Thierry Henry, I could almost see the embarrassment on his face.

‘You could almost feel he was a bit embarrassed by what happened at Monaco, he’d try to tell you the reasons, whether they were reasons or excuses, that’s what people have to do as managers, it just eats them up.’

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Henry has moved on to management in the MLS (Picture: Getty Images)

Carragher backs the Gunners legend’s decision to get straight back into management, which has given him a chance to right his wrongs.

‘I can imagine Thierry struggling to sleep, on his mind constantly, I’ve got to right this wrong because of Monaco.

‘Three months at Monaco has probably consumed him that much that it’s possibly forced him to move to the MLS.

‘Maybe he’s moved away from his family, all to prove that he can be a manager and he wants to be a manager in the future.’

Henry has fared relatively better in his short time in charge of the Canadian side, losing just once in his first five games.

The MLS, along with most other leagues across the world have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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