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Report: Red Bulls in talks with Henry over head coaching job


A familiar face has been linked with a return to the New York Red Bulls.

According to Sky Sports, the New York Red Bulls are in talks with former standout Thierry Henry to be the club’s next head coach.

Henry played for the Red Bulls from 2010-14, scoring 51 goals in 122 matches for the club. He also helped the club lift a Supporters Shield in 2013.

The former Arsenal, Barcelona, and Juventus player was sacked in January by Ligue 1 side AS Monaco after winning only four league matches in five months at the helm. He also served as an assistant with the Belgian National Team.

The Red Bulls are currently 1-3-2 through their opening six matches this season. They ended a three-match winless run last Sunday in a 2-2 draw at Sporting KC.

Chris Armas’ side next face the New England Revolution on Saturday.


  1. Dubious choice. In 20 games coaching Monaco this season, after they came off a runnerup finish in league, he had 4W 3D 11L. They ditched him and from weeks 23-32 have lost just 1 more game. In other words they rubbished the coach and went back to top notch results. Not a good sign in a coach. But I assume as discussed below that they are yet again pulling the coaching rug from under the team mid-season, probably to send Armas to Salzburg to serve under Marsch. I also wouldn’t be surprised if this was some dated abstract contingency in their heads for a bit — if we ever need a coach, call Thierry — since it doesn’t track subsequent reality. Kind of like Berhalter calling Lovitz all the time… theory in January it was an interesting idea. After a few caps it’s just being stubborn. Ideas should bend to reality.

    • The positive results they’re having now are back under the original manager ,Jardin, who had them in the relegation zone before Henry took over. It’s really just a strange situation overall. Not sure those stats are too relevant

  2. Seems very difficult to believe there is much too this. Poor coaching resume (granted short) and not sure hes a very good fit, they have a clear vision with their system, I think this makes zero sense, plus Armas guided the ship admirably for half a season, and while this has been a very poor start I can’t imagine you’d be thinking of canning him already for a super unproven even if big name alternative. Obviously if Pep wanted the job I get it but Thierry is far from a proven manager

    • Given how well Armas did last season, I actually tended to read this sort of snap interview to reflect that yet again the NYRB coach will be leaving mid-season to coach another team, perhaps to serve an apprenticeship at their Leipzig team, or perhaps to join Marsch’s staff at Salzburg. It’s a little too early to toss overboard a coach who set a record for points the previous season.


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