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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and other great players who became great managers - can Thierry Henry join them?

Former Arsenal striker has taken the reins at Monaco and will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of other elite managers who were once world class players

Thierry Henry has become the latest high-profile former footballer to step into management after taking the reins at French club Monaco.

Henry was one of the finest footballers of his generation, making an indelible mark on the Premier League during eight seasons with Arsenal, where the former striker won two league titles and two FA Cups.

His subsequent three-year spell in Spain at Barcelona brought more trophies, with two Primera Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and the 2009 Uefa Champions League.

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On the international scene, Henry helped France to win the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship.

Undoubtedly a world-class player in his day, Henry will now look to join a select group who successfully transitioned from illustrious playing careers into elite-level management.

In the gallery above, we have chosen 10 modern-day managers who were once top-class players and are now top-class managers.

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