The Frenchman will coach the Canadian club from the next season of MLS, the North American championship. He signed a two-year contract.
Thanks to AS Monaco in late January, Thierry Henry has just found a coaching position. In Canada. It is in Montreal that the former French international will settle, to take control of the Impact Montreal from the next season of MLS (Major League Soccer), the North American championship which includes franchises from Canada and the United States.
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Thierry Henry knows MLS well for having evolved from 2010 to 2014, under the colors of the New York Red Bulls. He has committed to Montreal for a two-year term, with an option for an additional season in 2022.
" It's an honor to become head coach of the Montreal Impact and return to MLS ", Announced the former international tricolor in a statement posted on the site of the Canadian franchise. " It's a league that I know well where I had a great time. Being in Quebec, in Montreal, which has a huge multicultural heritage, is something extraordinary. I've always had an eye on this club and now I'm there ".
Thierry Henry, who will take office from mid-January, remains on a failure in Monaco where his first experience as a leading coach had gone out of business. In 20 games leading the Monegasque team (October 2018-January 2019), he had four wins, five draws and 11 defeats. This prompted the leaders of Monaco in January to remind Leonardo Jardim that they had ousted three months earlier.
" Henry will bring a new dynamism to our club. He shares our vision of wanting to elevate this organization by helping us achieve our goals in the field, but also outside, said Kevin Gilmore, President and CEO of the Impact. He is a competitor and a leader who has distinguished himself at the highest level throughout his career. He brings his skills with him to Montreal, a place where he wants to be. "