Henry returns to management after Monaco flop

News By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/11/2019

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has returned to management his unsuccessful stint with AS Monaco. He has been appointed as the manager of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact.

Henry signed a two-year contract with the option of a further season with the MLS side. The former French attacker ended his playing career in the MLS with New York Red Bulls, he scored 51 goals in 122 appearances.

“It’s an honour to coach the Montreal Impact and return to MLS,” said Henry.

“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.”

The legendary Frenchman will be formally presented at a press conference on Monday and will begin his new management stint in January.

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“We are extremely happy to announce the nomination of this legend of the game,” added Montreal Impact president and CEO Kevin Gilmore.

“Henry will bring a new energy to our club. He shares our vision to elevate this club and will help us achieve our goals on and off the field. He is a competitor and a leader who has proven himself at the highest level throughout his career.

His imminent stint in the MLS will be his first managerial role since his miserable spell with Monaco.

Henry replaced Leonardo Jardim at the French side last November but it turned out to be a disastrous spell for the Frenchman.