- Thierry Henry is the new manager of Montreal Impact
- This comes 10 months after he was sacked by AS Monaco
- Henry signed a two year deal with the club with the option to renew
Arsenal’s all-time goalscorer Thierry Henry has been confirmed as the new boss of MLS side Montreal in a surprise return to football management.
Henry, 42, returns to the dugout for the first time since an underwhelming stint with French side Monaco where he was dismissed in January after 20 games.
The Frenchman has signed a two-year deal with the MLS club with the option to renew in 2022.
Speaking on his appointment, Henry expressed excitement at managing once again describing the club as one with enormous multicultural heritage.
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"It's an honour to coach the Montreal Impact and return to MLS," he said. "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," added Henry.
Montreal also confirmed the appointment through their social media as they described Henry as a proven winner.
“We are extremely happy to announce the nomination of this legend of the game. 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,” Impact president and CEO Kevin Gilmore said in a release.
The MLS is not very strange to Henry as he has a fair amount of experience in the US, having played for New York Red Bulls for four years before retiring in 2014.
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His most glittery part of his career, however, was with Arsenal which he joined in 1999 and went on to become a club legend.
Montreal Impact finished ninth in the Eastern Conference in the just-concluded season and missed the playoffs by four points.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsene Wenger has landed new coaching job after FIFA appointed him chief of global football development.
The world football governing body confirmed the Frenchman's appointment in a statement released on Wednesday, November 13.
Wenger, who left Arsenal after a trophy-laden spell where he won the EPL title with the famous "Invincible" squad, has been out of job since parting ways with the North London side in 2018.
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