Thierry Henry quits MLS job

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Thierry Henry has resigned from his position as CF Montreal manager due to family reasons.

The former France international has stepped down from his position at CF Montreal (formerly Montreal Impact) ahead of the 2021 Major Soccer League campaign in order to spend more time with his family in London.

"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," the Arsenal legend said in an official statement.

"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 joined Montreal on an initial two-year deal in November 2019 but won just nine of his 29 matches in charge, although he did guide the club to the MLS playoffs for the first time in four years.

The 43-year-old was previously linked with the AFC Bournemouth job but the Championship side ultimately elected to appoint interim-boss Jonathan Woodgate as the new coach until the end of the current season.

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