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Thierry Henry Wants Premier League Striker For First Monaco Signing

Thierry Henry Wants Premier League Striker For First Monaco Signing

Things at Monaco are really bad for Thierry Henry and it's not the best start of a managerial career for the former France striker. Now he's eyeing up a Premier League striker to help solve his issues.

There's no blueprint for how an ex footballer gets into management and makes a success of it. It works for some and it goes particularly badly for others, no matter how good they were on the pitch.

Timing and picking the right team can be everything. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had a good start to his career but the move to Cardiff just didn't work for him. Gary Neville will never shake his reputation after the disaster at Valencia.

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Sol Campbell has hardly given himself the easiest of tasks having taken over at Macclesfield Town, the 92nd best team in England.

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have started their careers well at Rangers and Derby and seems to have picked good places to start, there is pressure for both men but also stable foundations to work from.

Thierry Henry decided to walk into the job at Monaco and the Ligue 1 side have certainly fallen from grace. The Arsenal legend has won just one in nine games.

Now Henry is eyeing up a Premier League striker to help turn his side's fortunes around. According to the Mirror, Watford's Stefano Okaka is on his radar.

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Okaka hasn't played this season. Image: PA Images
Okaka hasn't played this season. Image: PA Images

The former Roma striker signed for the Hornets in the summer of 2016 and has only played 35 in all competitions since joining the Hertfordshire club.

With Andre Gray, Troy Deeney and Isaac Success all ahead of the Italian, and even Gerard Deulofeu used as a striker, it's likely that Javi Gracia will let him go in January.

Besiktas are also trailing the 29 year old whilst Claudio Ranieri could look to be reunited with the player he worked with in Italy.

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Henry is already under pressure in the south of France. Image: PA Images
Henry is already under pressure in the south of France. Image: PA Images

It's unlikely that Okaka is the answer to all of Henry's problems and the former Belgium assistant manager may be regretting his decision to go into management at Monaco.

The former Barcelona forward had the chance to go to Aston Villa but Dean Smith has done an excellent job since going to Villa Park.

Topics: Watford, Football News, Ligue 1, Monaco, Transfer news, thierry henry

Ryan Sidle

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