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​Arsenal legend Petit: Henry didn't like Monaco advice

Arsenal legend Emmanuele Petit says that Thierry Henry did not take his advice when he went to Monaco.

Petit believed that Henry would have to humble himself if he was to succeed as a manager.

Henry endured a short and miserable stint with the Ligue 1 club, finding himself sacked after a few months and replaced by the man whose job he took in the first place.

Petit told Paddy Power Magazine of Henry: "Thierry was a tremendous player.

"Everyone knows what he has done on the pitch. Now he wants to be a manager and his first job at Monaco did not go well – I think he is still a player in his mind.

"You have to change the mentality – you can't keep the player's mindset if you want to be a manager.

"The way you talk to players and control training sessions is very important. Even if it's your first job, footballers will test you constantly.

"As a player, Thierry was terrific and I hope he achieves the same as a manager. But I remember saying something to him at ArsenaI.

"I told him, 'Every time you score a goal, you should be more humble and try to have a connection with the fans, rather than living in your own world'. He didn't like it."

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