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Thierry Henry resigns as Montreal manager

Thu 25 February 2021 | 17:06

Thierry Henry has resigned as coach of CF Montreal in MLS after one season due to family reasons.

The 43-year-old

Arsenal

legend had been in charge of the MLS club since November 2019.

Henry was unwilling to leave his family behind in Canada after the club were forced to move to the United States last season because of the pandemic.

Henry said in a statement

: "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.

"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."

Henry spent one season with

Montreal

where it reached the playoffs. It was the team's first post-season appearance since 2016. He posted a regular-season record of eight wins, 13 losses and two draws.


source: SportMob