Thierry Henry set to join Barcelona as Roberto Martinez No2 with Valverde on verge of sack

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THIERRY HENRY could be set for a Barcelona return as Roberto Martinez’s No2 with Ernesto Valverde on verge of sack, according to reports.

Despite leading Barcelona to a second consecutive La Liga title, Nou Camp chiefs are set to axe manager Valverde.

Thierry Henry could reportedly join Barcelona as Roberto Martinez No2 with Valverde on verge of sack
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For a second season running Valverde’s side gave away a three goal first leg lead in the Champions League only to be knocked out in the second leg.

And the 2-1 Copa del Rey final defeat to Valencia looks to be the final straw with ex-Everton boss Martinez is among the favourites to land the job.

With the current Belgian manager said to be interested in taking over at the Nou Camp, he could turn to ex-Barca striker Henry as his assistant.

The pair had a successful stint in charge with Belgian, but Henry left his coaching role to join former club Monaco as manager.

It turned out to be a torrid spell in Monaco for the Arsenal legend, however, being sacked after just three months with a record of four wins, five draws, and 11 defeats, from 20 games.

The TV Chiringuito claim however, that Henry and Martinez could team up together should the Spanish coach replace Valverde.

Reports today claim Barca have contacted Belgium chief Martinez, 45, about replacing Valverde.


Further reports suggest Arsenal boss Emery, 47, is part of a four-man shortlist to take over.

Barcelona appointed Valverde in 2017 following four years in charge of Athletic Bilbao.

He won La Liga twice, the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup during his tenure but failed to clinch the Champions League.

Reports claim Barca have contacted Belgium chief Martinez, 45, about replacing Valverde
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