EDEN HAZARD believes Thierry Henry will one day become a “top manager”.
The Chelsea star is currently on international duty as captain of Belgium.
Roberto Martinez’s side host Switzerland tomorrow in the UEFA Nations League and the Netherlands in a friendly on Tuesday.
The former Everton boss is assisted by Arsenal legend Henry, who took up his first ever coaching role with the Red Devils two years ago under Martinez.
And it is thought former striker Henry is looking to take up management in the near future, having been heavily linked with the vacant role at Aston Villa before Dean Smith took charge last night.
“He wants to be a manager, so he will be a top manager”
Since then, it has been speculated he could return to Monaco, where he began his career, after Leonardo Jardim was sacked earlier today.
And Premier League top scorer Hazard has backed Henry to succeed in management, suggesting the time could be right for him to move on.
“He was a fantastic player,” Hazard said.
“As a manager he doesn’t have a lot of experience, but he will learn.
“If he leaves the Belgium team we will be sad, but I think for him maybe it’s a good time to go.
“He wants to be a manager, so he will be a top manager, for sure.”
Wigan legend Martinez claims it is “nothing new” for Henry to be linked a move to Monaco.
He also revealed whether or not his assistant will join him on the bench for tomorrow’s match against Switzerland.
Martinez said: “I think it’s nothing new for us – every time there is a vacancy, there is a report on Thierry going.
“Nothing changes apart from that Monaco is one of those clubs that he has a link [with] – Thierry started at Monaco.
“I can guarantee you he’ll be on the bench tomorrow.”