Thierry Henry Returns to Dugout with Montreal Impact
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has returned to MLS football but as a manager. He has been appointed as the new coach of Montreal Impact and this move sees him reunite with his former teammate Bacary Sagna. The 42-year-old will be hoping that his new role at Montreal Impact works better than his recent outing with Monaco FC. Immediately after taking over, Henry called for patience so that the fortunes of the MLS team can be revived. The Arsenal superstar lasted only 100 days in his previous role at Monaco, as the French team lost patience after a run of just five victories in 20 games.
Henry will be disappointed that just like Monaco, Montreal Impact are also in a difficult situation. Rather than start work at a comfortable place, Henry is having to do it the hard way. Still, he will be counting on support from players like Sagna, who have worked with him in the past – as a player. The striker will also be looking to call upon his experience as an assistant manager at Belgium’s World Cup 2018 campaign.
Belgium went on to finish third in this competition. Henry claimed that he has learned a lot from this experience. Montreal Impact have categorically stated that Henry is the first choice for taking over as the coach. The striker has a lot of MLS experience after spending four seasons with New York Red Bulls.
“For me, the way I put it is always [either] you win or you learn, and I learned a lot there. It's about coming back, always. You have to get up and be in front of what happens. The only mistake that you can make is not learning from what happened. I learned a lot about myself. It's about fighting. This isn't just my story but the story of everyone in life. Everyone falls. It's about how you get up,” said Henry.