Former world football star Thierry Henry will coach Montreal Impact. The Canadian club from the North American Major League Soccer (MLS) announced the commitment of the World and European Champion for two years plus an option for an extension until 2022.
Henry had recently coached Belgium at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as co-coach, the Red Devils were third. Subsequently, the Frenchman took over AS Monaco in his home country, but was quickly released in January after only two wins in twelve league games.
"A great honor for me," said 42-year-old Henry, "I know the league well and have had many wonderful moments here." Henry had played as an active 122 games for the New York Red Bulls in the MLS between 2010 and 2014 - scoring nine goals in five duels with Montreal.
Previously, he was active for FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC, Juventus and AS Monaco. With Barcelona he won the Champions League in 2009, with the French national team he became 1998 World Champion and 2000 European Champion. In the Premier League he was four times top scorer, 2003 he was honored as a World Goalkeeper.