THEIRRY HENRY has broken his silence on rumours he’s after the Belgium job.

The Red Devils are currently managerless following Roberto Martinez’s resignation on the back of a woeful group-stage exit at the World Cup last year.

Roberto Martinez walked away from the Belgium job following a dismal World Cup

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Roberto Martinez walked away from the Belgium job following a dismal World CupCredit: AP
Martinez's ex-No.2 Thierry Henry has been linked with the vacant Red Devils job

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Martinez’s ex-No.2 Thierry Henry has been linked with the vacant Red Devils jobCredit: AFP
But the Arsenal legend insists he hasn't put his name forward for the role

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But the Arsenal legend insists he hasn’t put his name forward for the roleCredit: GETTY

Reports in Belgium have suggested Henry – who was Martinez’s No.2 – has made a beeline for the vacancy, although the footy great has dismissed that notion.

During an appearance on Sky Sports, the Arsenal and France legend said: “I would like to make it abundantly clear that contrary to written reports, I have never contacted the Belgian FA offering my services as the new first team coach.

“I think it’s vital that the truthful version of facts is always presented.

The Belgium football association have wasted little time in trying to find a successor for Martinez.

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An advert for the job read: “Even after the early elimination at the World Cup in Qatar, the RBFA remains very ambitious for the future.

“The RBFA is looking for a full-time national team coach who knows how to win.

“The new national team coach is extremely ambitious and has the necessary international experience at top level, football tactical knowledge and insights as well as the right personal skills.

“He is a serial winner with experience in managing top players.

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“He knows how to focus on creating a close-knit group and how to integrate young players.

“The football association is looking for a tactical expert who supports his choices with data, technology and objective parameters and draws on RBFA’s sporting expertise and structure.”

The writing was on the wall for Martinez when his star-studded squad failed to qualify for the last-16.

The former Wigan boss said: “That was my last game with the national team and it’s emotional as you can imagine.

“It was going to be the end whether we were world champions or out in the group stage. I has nothing to do with being eliminated at this stage.

“This is the time for me to accept that this day is the last game. I took the decision just before the World Cup.

“I always work in the long term. I believe the long-term projects need to be long term and they need to be set in advance.”

Martinez’s underachieving during his six-year reign as Belgium chief, however, hasn’t held him back as he was appointed Portugal boss this week.



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