Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football and will join Sky Sports as a football expert and ambassador from the start of 2015.
The Arsenal legend will work across Sky Sports’ football coverage, joining a line-up of experts including the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness.
Henry, who worked with BBC during their FIFA World Cup coverage in the summer, said: ‘I’ve been fortunate enough to have had an amazing playing career with many incredible memories and now I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin with Sky Sports.’
‘I played for some of the best teams in football and now I’m joining what I think is the best team in television. I’m looking forward to joining the guys and helping to provide Sky Sports viewers with the best possible analysis. I can’t wait.’
Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis added: ‘The addition of Thierry Henry to our team of experts will help take Sky Sports’ football coverage to the next level. He’s played on the greatest stages, with some of the greatest players, in some of the greatest teams and for the first time, viewers can enjoy his insight and opinions throughout the football season.’
‘Thierry also shares Sky’s passion for using sport to help inspire young people to achieve their potential. I know he’ll do a brilliant job working with Sky Academy by supporting the excellent work Sky Sports Living for Sport does across Britain and Ireland.’ [Source: Sport Industry Biz].