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Thierry Henry named Montreal Impact head coach


Thierry Henry has previously coached Monaco. Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Thierry Henry has been named head coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact on a two-year contract.

Henry, who has previously worked as an assistant for the Belgium national team and as Monaco coach, ended his playing career with New York Red Bulls in 2014.

“It’s an honor to become head coach of the Montreal Impact and return to MLS,” Henry said. “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 have always had an eye on this club and now I am there.”

Henry won two Premier League titles in England with Arsenal and won La Liga, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with Barcelona.

During his four-and-a-half seasons in MLS, Henry scored 51 goals in 122 games and set up a further 42.

He was selected on the league Best XI three times and featured in four MLS All-Star Games.



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