AS Monaco coach Thierry Henry is seen during the warm up before Champions League Group Stage match between AS Monaco and Borussa Dortmund in December of last year. Henry is now charged with bringing a championship to Montreal. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters)
Henry replaces Wilmer Cabrera, who served as acting coach for two months after Rémi Garde was fired after two years on the job.
In explaining the signing, team president Kevin Gilmore told Radio-Canada sports the Impact “is a big club in a big city, you have to start acting like that.”
In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, AS Monaco head coach Thierry Henry answers questions during his official media presentation in Monaco. Henry is returning to Major League Soccer to coach the Montreal Impact.(Olivier Anrigo/AP Photo, File)
Henry played 20 years professionally, including four in the MLS, North America’s top league, and was on the French side that won the World Cup in 1998.