Arsenal Football Club legend Thierry Henry has stepped down from his role as head coach of MLS side Montreal Impact.
The Frenchman quits after just 15 months in Canada where he registered a meagre 15 wins out of 29 apps.
Earlier today, the 43-year old released a statement on his twitter handle citing family reasons behind his decision.
“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(at least) will be no different.” read the statement in part. To Thierry, this separation from his family was too big for him to handle prompting him to return to London and stay with them.
Thiery Henry’s press release earlier today
“I would like to thank the fans, players and all the staff of this football club that have made me feel so welcome.” Thierry was also grateful to Sporting Director Olivier Renard and the Saputo family for giving him a chance at Impact.
Under Thierry, Impact scaled heights they had never reached before by making to the MLS playoffs, an experience the 1998 World Cup winner won’t forget. It surely is a blow to the players including our own Mustafa Kizza to lose such a role model in the dressing room.
Over recent weeks, the invisible has been linked with the top spot at Championship side A.F.C Bournemouth. However, the Cherries instead handed the mantle to former Real Madrid player Jonathan Woodgate.
At the moment, we cannot confirm his future plans but we surely wish him the best.