MLS-side Montreal Impact introduced Thierry Henry as their new manager on Monday. The legendary striker replaced Wilmer Cabrera and will take charge in Montreal from mid-January when the training camp will begin. Montreal Impact failed to make it to the MLS Cup Playoffs for the third consecutive season which led to the change in managers. Henry hung up his boots in 2014 and started his managing career at the Arsenal youth academy. The 42-year-old was then appointed as an assistant in the Belgium national team before joining his former club AS Monaco in 2018. However, the French striker was sacked only three months after Monaco lost 11 of their 20 games.
“If you take the best of Europe and the best of the continent here, you get Montreal. It’s the perfect bridge. The city is so diverse, people come from everywhere, but first and foremost they’re from #Montreal. C’est une ville de cœur and you can feel it.” - @ThierryHenry #IMFC pic.twitter.com/ewJeHVrylA— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) November 18, 2019
Thierry Henry was appointed as Monaco's head coach in 2018 but that didn't work out well for him. While talking about his failed attempt at managing the France side, Henry stated that it's about fighting all the time. The Arsenal legend said that it's not about falling but how you get up that matters the most. Henry expressed his affection towards Montreal and said that he wanted to have a long spell at the diverse city.
Henry said some inspiring words about his career by stating that he became a better player during his dark phase. The World Cup winner hopes his small stint at Monaco will help him become a better coach. He admitted that his tactics did not work at Monaco and he does not want to give any excuses to cover up his failure.