French coach Thierry Henry announced on Thursday that he was leaving his duties on the bench of CF Montreal. He explained that he wanted to be closer to his family in London after a long separation due to the global health crisis.
Thierry Henry is no longer the coach of CF Montreal – the new name of the Montreal Impact – since Thursday, February 25. The French coach decided, on his own, to give up his post. “It was with a heavy heart that I decided to make this decision, he explains in the press release released by the club. The past year has been extremely difficult for me personally. Due to the global pandemic, I couldn’t see my children. “The MLS, the North American championship must resume on April 17 and to do this, Montreal must relocate to the United States for a few months like the other Canadian club, Vancouver.”The separation is too painful for me and my children, added the 1998 World Champion. So I must make the decision to return to London and leave CF Montreal. “
Thierry Henry arrived in Canada in November 2019 after a failure at AS Monaco, for his first experience at the head of a club. He was sacked from his duties only three months after his induction when he was in 19th position in Ligue 1. In Montreal, the former striker took his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. Lately, his men had been eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Concacaf Champions League against Honduran club Olimpia.
Back in England, more precisely in London where he made the glory of Arsenal, Thierry Henry is therefore again looking for a coaching position. He would notably be on the shelves of Bournemouth, 7th in the Championship.