As the Belgian FA announced the new national team head coach Domenico Tedesco, they also confirmed that former Arsenal and Barcelona star Thierry Henry will not be returning as a coach. Henry joined Roberto Martinez’s staff for a second stint over the last few tournaments and was touted by a few of the current stars to be the next head coach. Both Romelu Lukaku and Toby Alderweireld put their names behind the Frenchman. However, is it the Italian-German former RB Leipzig manager Tedesco who has been given the role.
Other names alongside Henry were linked with the role, such as Rafa Benitez, Andrea Pirlo and Andre Villas-Boas.
Alongside Tedesco, the FA also announced that Franky Vercauteren is returning to the Red Devils set up. The ‘Little Prince’ will take on the role of technical director, a position that Martinez had also been in while being the head coach. Both must now work together to reinvigorate a national team that has seen the end to its ‘Golden Generation’ after a disappointing performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.