Thierry Henry set for return to New York Red Bulls

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Thierry Henry set for return to New York Red Bulls with MLS side making a move for former striker despite nightmare Monaco spell

  • New York Red Bulls considering making former player Thierry Henry boss 
  • Henry spent four years at MLS side but endured a torrid time as boss at Monaco 
  • The Ligue 1 club won only two of their 12 league fixtures under the Frenchman

Thierry Henry may have sealed a swift return to management at his former MLS side New York Red Bulls after a disastrous spell as boss of Ligue 1 Monaco.

The former France international last just three months in his first management role, winning four of 20 games in all competitions, before being replaced by the returning Leonardo Jardim.  

However, Red Bull Global Soccer – which also owns Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg among others – are keen on bringing Henry back to the club where he spent four years before retiring in 2014.

Thierry Henry is currently without a club after being sacked as manager of Monaco in January

Thierry Henry is currently without a club after being sacked as manager of Monaco in January

THIERRY HENRY’S COACHING CV

Aug 2015-Oct 2016: Arsenal U-18s

Oct 2016-Oct 2018: Belgium

Oct 2018-January 2018: Monaco 

Despite reaching the play-offs last season, New York Red Bulls are struggling so far this season under coach Chris Armas and sit ninth in the Eastern Conference with one win and two draws from six games. 

After hanging up his boots Henry spent time as a youth coach at former club Arsenal, where he is record goalscorer and earned his UEFA A licence while also working as a pundit for Sky Sports.

He then moved on to assist Roberto Martinez and the Belgium national team in August 2016.

As forwards coach he helped the side reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia before being named assistant coach. However, he departed in October for the ill-fated 104-day tenure in Monaco. 

Henry may make a return to former club New York Red Bulls where he spent four years

Henry may make a return to former club New York Red Bulls where he spent four years

Henry enjoyed a successful spell at New York Red Bulls during the twilight of his career, having joined from Barcelona in 2010.

In total he would accumulate 135 games and 52 goals across five seasons, while also spending a seven-game spell on loan at Arsenal in the 2011/12 season.

The MLS side would also enjoy success in his time there, lifting the 2013 Supporters’ Shield for best regular season record.  

That paled in comparison to his trophy haul while at Barcelona, winning two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey and the 2009 Champions League under Pep Guardiola.

Henry himself made 121 appearances and scored 49 goals during his three-season stay in Spain after a £16million move from Arsenal.

The Frenchman, who earned 121 caps and scored 51 goals for his country, enjoyed a record-breaking nine-year spell in north London, winning two league titles and two FA Cups and scoring 226 goals in 369 games as part of the 2004 ‘Invincibles’ side. 

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