France legend Thierry Henry failed in his first management role at AS Monaco because he didn't kill the player inside of him, according to one of the star players at the Ligue 1 side.
Henry, 41, arrived at the 2016/17 league champions with a massive reputation due to his legendary exploits over his illustrious playing career and a successful stint as Belgium assistant coach.
But after just four wins in 20 games, he was relieved of his duties with the side facing relegation from the top-flight - as he struggled to turnaround the fortunes of his first professional club.
And Russia international Aleksandr Golovin believes certain training methods attested to the notion that he was not ready for the role as head coach.
"Maybe Henry didn’t kill the role of the player inside of him," Golovin said, as per AS. "When things weren’t working out during practice he would get nervous and yell a lot.
"Maybe it was unnecessary. He was a very strong player and the only players near his level at Monaco are maybe [Radamel] Falcao and [Cesc] Fabregas.
"He would try to go out onto the field and show us how to practice and yell. He would scream 'try to get the ball away from me'. Players were mostly calm, but maybe they were in a bit of a shock.
"You could tell he didn’t fully transition into the role of manager."