How Montreal convinced Thierry Henry

Days after Choosing Diego Alonso to coach Inter Miami CF, another new coach will make its MLS debuts. Montreal Impact coach Thierry Henry certainly fits the “top player that won major tittles” case, but his coaching experiences are not comparable to Alonso’s

Last season, Thierry Henry tried his first experience on a professional bench by taking over AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1. The challenge quickly ended with his youth club since the former striker was dismissed less than four months later. But the top scorer in the history of the French nationals (51 goals) rebounded at the Montreal Impact this winter. A different challenge in a championship he knows well for having played there for four years at the New York Red Bulls. Olivier Renard is the person who convinced Arsenal legend to train MLS and he tells how he got him to accept the challenge.

Already, having no MLS experience, I wanted a coach who knew the competition and spoke French. There was also the financial aspect. The club no longer wanted to exceed certain scales as it may have been in the past, said the Impact’s sports director in an interview with the Breaking News Hour. People may think that Thierry Henry is very expensive but we don’t pay Thierry Henry the player, but the coach who is at the start of his career.

We will observe his performances and hope that Inter Miami CF tops the Impact.

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