Thierry Henry has officially confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 37.

The ex-Arsenal, Barcelona and New York Red Bulls striker confirmed his decision to hang up his boots in a post for his official Facebook page this morning, where he also detailed his next career move:

"After 20 years in the game I have decided to retire from professional football. It has been an incredible journey and I would like to thank all the fans, team mates and individuals involved with AS Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal FC, FC Barcelona, the New York Red Bulls and of course the French National Team that have made my time in the game so special.

It is now time for a different career path and I am pleased to say that I will be returning to London and joining Sky Sports. I will hopefully share some of the insights, observations and experiences I have learnt over the years with you guys.

It had been rumoured that Thierry Henry would return to Arsenal and begin his coaching career.

But he compared a potential return to his spiritual home to the Rocky movies:

"At one point, it will turn out to be a bad move. We all love the first Rocky, but I'm not too sure about the last one."

Henry played his last game for the New York Red Bulls last month. In a career spanning 20 years, his trophy haul included the World Cup, the European Championship, two Premier Leagues, three FA Cups, two La Liga titles and one Champions League trophy.

[via BBC Sport]