Henry resigns as Montreal manager
Thierry Henry has resigned as manager of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.
The Arsenal legend took over in November 2019 and led them to the Play-in Round of the playoffs in a disrupted 2020 campaign, as well as an impressive quarter-final appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Henry was understood to be on the shortlist for the role at Bournemouth recently, before the Cherries surprisingly hired Jonathan Woodgate.
The 43-year-old’s decision to leave the Canadian side were due to personal reasons, stating that he had been unable to see his children, taking to Twitter to say:
“Unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions and the fact that we will have to relocate to the US again for several months (at least) [the situation] will be no different. The separation is too big a strain for me and my kids.”
Montreal Impact have just under two months to find Thierry Henry’s replacement as their new campaign doesn’t start until mid-April.
It will be interesting to see what Henry’s next career move will be, though one would think it will be several months away at the earliest.
As a player, the forward won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000 with France, and enjoyed a successful playing career which included playing for the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and AS Monaco, as well as the aforementioned Arsenal.