Henry denies rumors that he contacted Belgium FA to succeed Martinez
Belgium had a disappointing World Cup and was knocked out in the group stage as they sacked Roberto Martinez after six years in charge. His assistant, Thierry Henry emerged as a candidate to replace the Spanish coach.
It was reported earlier that the Arsenal legend contacted theRoyal Belgian Football Association
to express his desire for the job. However, the 45-year-old rules out such rumors speaking toSky Sports
"I would like to make it abundantly clear that contrary to written reports, I have never contacted the Belgian FA offering my services as the new first-team coach.
"I think it's vital that the truthful version of facts is always presented."
backed the Frenchman to succeed Martinez in an interview earlier this month. He said: "
For me, Henry is the next coach of Belgium. There are no doubts. I say it openly: he will be the next coach.
"He has the respect of all the players, he has won everything. He knows how to coach, he knows what we have to do to get there.
"He knows the team, the league, the staff. For me, he is the ideal coach for our national team. Then I don't know who they will take. But I don't think Belgium should start from scratch.
"So far this generation hasn't won, but we have to keep trying to win. He wants to win, and I don't think the federation is going to get a coach who wants to change everything and start from scratch. It's not worth it to me."
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