Cesc Fabregas believes Thierry Henry will still become a “top coach” despite lasting just three months in charge at struggling Monaco.
Having previously worked as an assistant coach with the Belgian national team, Henry was appointed as coach in October, breaking out on his own in management for the first time.
Fabregas, who shares the same agent as Henry, left Chelsea to team up with the former France striker when he signed a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee on January 11.
The midfielder had played just three games under Henry before the latter was sacked last week in a move which saw the principality club replace him with predecessor Leonardo Jardim.
“We are sad for ‘Titi’ because I really think he will be a top coach, I am sure of it,” Fabregas said on Monday of Henry, with whom he played at Arsenal earlier in his career.
“Football doesn’t wait and maybe it was not the right moment or he didn’t have the time to fulfil all his plans and everything he wanted to do. That is life, it happens.”