Video: Thierry Henry explains why he's joining Sky Sports as a football pundit 5 years ago

Video: Thierry Henry explains why he's joining Sky Sports as a football pundit

The Frenchman has announced his retirement from football.

Thierry Henry will be the new face of the football coverage on Sky Sports after announcing his retirement from football today.

The 37-year-old will start in January and the contract with Sky will allow him work on his coaching badges which could see him eventually end up a part of the backroom staff at Arsenal.

Henry will be the main analyst for the Gunners' Champions League and Premier League games and will work alongside Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher.

He signed the reported £25 million deal with the broadcaster after opting not to extend his deal with New York Red Bulls in the MLS.

Sky tweeted this video of Henry talking about his decision to join them this morning.

Henry has been a bit conservative in his guest appearances on TV to date so hopefully he'll relax into the role and get to the level of Carragher and Neville.