Thierry Henry close to becoming the new head coach of New York Red Bulls
MLS Played for side between 2010 and 2014
Things did not go well for Thierry Henry as Monaco boss, but the Frenchman looks set to work his way up the ladder by taking over as head coach at MLS side New York Red Bulls.
Henry was with the Red Bulls as a player from July 2010 until December 2014 after joining from Barcelona.
The legendary striker will become the Red Bulls‘ new head coach, according to ESPN, and it is reported that he will replace Chris Armas on Monday.
The New York side are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference in MLS, only ahead of Frank de Boer‘s Atlanta United in 12th on goal difference, and they have picked up just one win from their first seven games.
As a player, Henry scored 51 goals in 122 games with the Red Bulls in MLS.
While Henry‘s first spell in management did not go to plan, being sacked after just five wins in three months at Monaco, one benefit of managing an MLS side is that he will not have to worry about relegation.
Also, given the amount of youngsters Henry gave an opportunity to in the first team with the Monegasques, that will be a good omen for the Red Bulls. The New York side have an excellent record of developing young players, such as Tyler Adams who left for RB Leipzig in January 2019.