BREAKING: Thierry Henry steps down as Montreal Impact coach

BREAKING: Thierry Henry steps down as Montreal Impact coach

CF Montreal boss Thierry Henry has stepped down as the head coach due to family reasons. 

Henry is set to return to London after 15 months with Montreal. The Major League side club was forced to move to the United States last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Arsenal legend was unwilling to leave his family behind again in Canada. 

"It is with a heavy heart that I've decided to take this decision. The last year has been an extremely difficult one for me personally," said Henry. 

"Due to the worldwide pandemic, I was unable to see my children. Unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions and the fact that we will have to relocate to the US again for several months will be no different. The separation is too much of a strain for me and my kids."

"Therefore, it is with much sadness that I must take the decision to return to London and leave CF Montreal. I would like to thank the fans, players, and all the staff of this club that have made me feel so welcome."

The Frenchman was appointed as Montreal coach in 2019 and led the club to the MLS playoffs for the first time in four years.