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Thierry Henry quits football to join Sky Sports in multi-million pound deal

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Thierry Henry will swap his studs for a suit from next season.
Thierry Henry will swap his studs for a suit from next season.
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FORMER FRANCE INTERNATIONAL Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from professional football.

Henry took the decision to hang up his boots at 37 after opting against signing a new contract with New York Red Bulls earlier this month.

The former Arsenal striker will now become the face of Sky television joining their high-profile punditry team of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, etc in a deal reportedly worth up to £25 million.

Henry told Sky Sports:

“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.”

Henry – who is a World Cup, European Championship and Champions League winner – won the European Golden Boot five times and is the all-time leading goalscorer in Arsenal and France history.

He also once helped his team to the World Cup at the expense of Ireland.

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