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Ex-Arsenal star Henry to coach Montreal Impact

14 November 2019, MVT 19:49
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 11, 2019 Premier League All-stars XI's French assitant coach Thierry Henry reacts ahead of the Vincent Kompany testimonial football match between the Manchester City Legends and the Premier League All-stars XI at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England. - Henry has been appointed Canadian club Impact Montreal's coach according to the club, AFP reports on November 14, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)
14 November 2019, MVT 19:49

Ex-Arsenal star Thierry Henry has been appointed coach at MLS franchise Montreal Impact on a two-year contract, the Canadian club announced Thursday.

"Welcome to Montreal @ThierryHenry!" the Major League Soccer (MLS) club tweeted.

Henry, whose baptism of fire as a manager ended in disaster at French club Monaco when he was fired in January, will coach the Canadian club for a minimum of two seasons, Montreal Impact said.

"Henry signed a two-year deal, with an option for 2022," the club said on its website.

Henry, 42, who helped France win the World Cup in 1998, is familiar with the MLS, having played from 2010 to 2014 with the New York Red Bulls.

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