The former Monaco boss Thierry Henry has officially been unveiled as the new coach of of MLS club Montreal Impact for a 2-year contract with the Canadian club, with the option to extend the deal until 2022.
former Arsenal and Barcelona star took up his first head coach role at Ligue 1 club Monaco in October 2018 After assisting Roberto Martinez with Belgium.
The former AS Monaco boss has been out of work since leaving the Principality side in January 2019. This is the second opportunity for 42-year-old Arsenal legend .
On his official unveiling as the Impact’s new coach, Henry insisted he has put his poor spell at Monaco behind him and is hoping to prove his quality as a coach with Montreal, who will play in the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League.
He said, “It is an honour to become the Head Coach of Impact Montréal and to return to the MLS. This is a league that I know well and where I have had some great moments. To be in Québec, in Montréal, which has an enormous heritage of multiculturalism, it is something extraordinary. I have always had an eye on this club and now I am here!”
‘It didn’t work out in Monaco (as a coach). I can give you a lot of excuses but at the end of the day it didn’t work out and I am here as a coach of Montreal.
“For me it came with Belgium and Monaco, where I learned a lot about myself. It’s about fighting. This isn’t my story but the story of everyone in life. Everyone falls. It’s about how you get up.
Henry managed to win just four games out of the 20 games for Monaco, with his side losing 11 and sitting in the 19th spot in Ligue 1.