BREAKING: Henry lands managerial job

BREAKING: Henry lands managerial job

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been named as the head of Major Soccer League side Montreal Impact on a two-year deal with an option for 2022.

Henry is already familiar with Major League Soccer, having played for the New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014.

"It’s an honour to coach the Montreal Impact and return to MLS," said Henry.

"It’s a league I know well, in which I had some very nice moments. 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."

"We are extremely happy to announce the nomination of this legend of the game," said Montreal Impact president and CEO Kevin Gilmore.

"Henry will bring a new energy to our club. 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."

After retiring as a player, the Frenchman served as an assistant coach for Belgium and head coach for Monaco.

Henry will officially be at the helm of the Impact as of mid-January when training camp begins.