Arsenal legend Thierry Henry set to return coaching duties with New York Red Bulls

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry set to return coaching duties with New York Red Bulls

- Thierry Henry closing in on a return to managerial role with New York Red Bulls in the MLS

- The 41-year-old was sacked as Monaco smanager just after three months in charge

- Former club New York Red Bulls are ready to hire the Arsenal legend as replacement for Chris Armas after five points from their opening seven matches in MLS

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is set stage a comeback n to managerial duties with MLS campaigners New York Red Bulls.

According to the Mirror, the 41-year-old Frenchman is closing in on a return to coaching in America with former club, 90 days after ending his stint at Ligue 1 side Monaco.

The former Les Bleus star is linked with Red Bulls’ job, with current manager Chris Armas expected to take a bow after Saturday's 1-0 defeat by New England Revolution.

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Red Bull head of global soccer Oliver Mintzlaff is set to hand Henry another platform, to re-write the wrongs after his sack from Monaco, winning just five times as the Stade Louis II dwellers were in the drop zone before his exit in January.

And Russian star Aleksandr Golovin recently slammed the Frenchman’s style after his sack.

When things weren’t working out during practice he would get nervous and yell a lot. Maybe it was unnecessary.

“He was a very strong player and the only players near his level at Monaco are maybe [Radamel] Falcao and [Cesc] Fabregas. He would try to go out onto the field and show us how to practice and yell.

“Maybe a different manager would say ‘let’s go, get it together’, but he would get nervous right away and run onto the field and start playing and showing us things.

“He would scream ‘try to get the ball away from me’. Players were mostly calm, but maybe they were in a bit of a shock.

“You could tell he didn’t fully transition into the role of manager."

Interestingly, Henry is in the good books of Red Bulls supporters during his days as a player, with reports suggesting he is under consideration to be named the club manager this week.

During his spell at the club Henry netted 52 times in 135 games for the New York Red Bulls in four years and helped the club claim the 2013 Supporters' Shield for best regular season record.

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At the moment, New York Red Bulls have just five points from their opening seven matches this campaign, leaving them on 10th spot in the Eastern Conference and may not likely make the playoffs as it stands.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Monaco sacked Thierry Henry as manager after recording strings of poor results since arriving three months ago.

The Arsenal legend has been told his services are no longer needed with former manager Leonardo Jardim lined up for a shock return.

Jardim was deemed surplus to requirement in October, making way for the ex-Gunners striker, and now the club are willing to take him back to avoid being relegated to the second division.

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