Thierry Henry named as new Montreal Impact boss

Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry has been appointed as head coach of Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact. The former Arsenal star has signed a two-year contract with the option of a further season, following an unsuccessful stint in charge of Monaco, which ended in January

Widely regarded as one of the finest strikers of his generation and scored a whopping 228 goals for Arsenal to become their all-time record goalscorer, Thiery is back to management after a short stint at Monaco

“It’s an honour to coach the Montreal Impact and return to MLS,” said Henry. The legendary French will be formally presented at a press conference on Monday and will begin his new management stint in January.

Montreal Impact announced the surprise appointment on Thursday

“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.”

“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.

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