Thierry Henry (42) has been named Impact Montreal coach on Thursday. He succeeds Remi Garde, dismissed after failing to qualify the team for the playoffs. The former striker found a post nine months after being removed from Monaco, then in distress in Ligue 1. The former French international was in San Antonio Wednesday to attend the ceremony of the withdrawal of the shirt number Tony Parker, his great friend.
After a rich career as a player (a World Cup, a European Championship, a Champions League, two Premier League, two Liga, a Ligue 1 among others), the former French international takes the thread of his adventure as a coach. He started as one of Roberto Martinez's assistants in the Belgian selection team (2016-2018) before making his debut as number 1 on the Monaco bench in October 2018. He replaced Leonardo Jardim before the to be himself ousted in favor of … Jardim in February 2019, for failing to raise the bar of the ASM.
He has signed a two-year contract with the Canadian team, with an optional year until 2022. He has a championship he knows well, having spent four and a half seasons with the New York Red Bulls (51 goals, 42 assists in 118 starts).
Henry: "I always had an eye on this club"
"It's an honor to become the head coach of the Montreal Impact and to return to MLS," said Thierry Henry on the club's website, "it's a league I know well where I've had very good "Being in Quebec, Montreal, which has a huge multicultural heritage, is something extraordinary, I have always had an eye on this club and now I am there."