Thierry Henry will be heading to Brazil next summer, but as a television presenter!
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has signed with the BBC as a television presenter for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
Philip Bernie, BBC Head of TV Sport, said: “We are thrilled to have Thierry as part of our team, and he joins our exciting line-up, which has a wealth of international experience. He has witnessed first-hand all the emotions this great competition has to offer, as one of the outstanding players of his generation, and we are sure he will now enjoy offering his greatly informed opinions to our audiences.”
Gary Lineker, the former England striker, is equally delighted to have Henry as part of the team…
“Thierry is one of the best strikers to have graced the game and really resonates with the British audience after such a successful time at Arsenal. He is full of charisma and brings with him tremendous insight from his career in France, Italy, Spain, England and the USA.”
The Frenchman played at four World Cups, and won the competition in 1998, although he didn’t make it onto the pitch for the final.