Former Arsenal star, Thierry Henry has been appointed as the new head coach of MLS side, Montreal Impact. The 42-year-old who was sacked in January after just three months in charge of Monaco signed a two-year deal with the option for an extra 12 months.
Henry finished his playing career in MLS, scoring 51 goals in 122 appearances for the New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014. After retiring, Henry spent time coaching in Arsenal’s academy and was an assistant to Roberto Martinez with Belgium. He took his first steps into management with Monaco last season but won just four of his 20 matches which he was in charge of before he was sacked by the Ligue 1 side.
After agreeing to the move, Henry said;
“It’s an honour to coach the Montreal Impact and return to MLS. It’s a league I know well, in which I had some very nice moments. To be in Quebec, in Montreal, which has an enormous multicultural heritage, it’s extraordinary. I’ve always kept an eye on the club and now I’m here.”
Welcome to Montreal @ThierryHenry !
— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) November 14, 2019
Henry, who is the all-time leading goalscorer for Arsenal and France, will be presented to the media on Monday the 18th of November and will officially begin his role in January ahead of the start of the 2020 MLS season a month later.