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Los Angeles, CA | Nov 14 | Kelly Landaverde – @Kel_landaverde
The former Gunners and Barcelona French striker has been appointed as the new head coach of the MLS for the Canadian team. The 42-year-old signed a two-year deal, with an option of an extra year until 2022. He will be in command of the team as of mid-January when the training camp begins. Henry was dismissed as the manager of the French team Monaco in January, the team he debuted with in the senior level. After three months in charge, with only five wins in all the competitions. He was the assistant coach for the Belgian national team that reached the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Before retiring in December 2014, he spent four and a half years with the Red Bulls in the MLS. He scored 174 goals in 254 appearances for Arsenal between 1999 and 2007, and scored 51 goals in 123 games for France helping his country win the World Cup in 1998.
“Henry will bring a new energy to our club,” Montreal Impact president and CEO Kevin Gilmore said in a statement. “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. He now brings these qualities with him to Montreal, a place he wants to be.” “It’s a league I know well, in which I had some very nice moments,” the two-time Ballon d’Or finalist said. “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.”