Thierry Henry dumps Montreal Impact, confirms return to London

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has resigned from his role as manager of Montreal Impact in Canada.

According to the 43-year-old, the job was having too much impact on his family.

Henry took charge of the MLS club ahead of the 2020 season, but has now claimed the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to continue.

He confirmed he will be moving back to London.

“It is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to take this decision,” Henry said in a club statement.

“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.

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“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.

“I would also like to thank Kevin Gilmore, Olivier Renard and of course Joey and all of the Saputo family for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

“We had an impossible year together and to make the playoffs with this group of people is an experience that I will never forget. Thank you all for being there on this journey and I wish you all the success for the future.”

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