Like his former teammate Cesc Fabregas, Thierry Henry became, on Monday, a shareholder of the Italian club Como, which plays in the 2nd division.
Thierry Henry has opened « a new chapter » in his life. The former French international became a shareholder of the Como club in Italy on Monday. The transalpine team has climbed many levels in recent years, going from the amateur world to the 2e division (Serie B). And the top scorer in the history of the France team has great ambitions for this team, which he hopes to take even higher.
“Tourists come to visit the city. In France or Spain, we talk about Lake (Como) and the beauty of the surroundings. But now is the time to talk about the club,” said Thierry Henry, who is also the Belgium team’s assistant coach. If club president Dennis Wise, former captain of Chelsea, welcomed his arrival, he did not reveal the amount invested by the former gunner to become a shareholder. « Thierry is a shareholder, that’s all I can say, » said Dennis Wise.
His role at the club is also not known. “We want to take advantage of his experience and ideas. You can call him an ambassador. We will talk in depth about football,” added the president. And the arrival of Thierry Henry is added to that of his former teammate at Arsenal Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard (35) not only signed a two-year contract as a player in the Lombard city, but he also entered the capital of the club.
“The fact that Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas have joined us means that we are doing a good job. There is ambition and, three years ago, no one would have imagined such a thing,” said Dennis Wise. The first ambition is obviously to quickly find Serie A that the club, bankrupted several times and owned by the Indonesian tobacco giant Djarum, has not known since 2003. Only 13e of Serie B last season, Como did not win any of their first three league games of the season (2 draws, 1 defeat).