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Two reasons why Theirry Henry will fail at Montreal

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The Arsenal legend is in his second managerial stint but looks likely that his Canadian adventures will be as underwhelming as his Monaco job.

What comes to your mind when you think of Thierry Henry. Arsenal legend? Barcelona talisman? Certainly not a reputed manager.

Henry was supposed to return to Arsenal in the dugout. He was the stipulated heir to Arsene Wenger but it looks unlikely he will ever be in the Gunners hotseat.

At the moment, the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner is managing Montreal Impact and this ill timed move will come to a premature end soon.

Tactical indiscipline

Henry was Roberto Martinez’s assistant in Belgium’s run to 2018 World Cup semi-finals. A lot was expected from him when he returned to boyhood club Monaco.

But it was a short-term role. The retired French striker had a decent team but he had no answer to underwhelming performances.

The main reason was that tactics were chopped and changed far too often. There was no reason to madness and he was rightfully let go and Leandro Jardim brought back.

Cesc Fabregas is one paying for his inability. He joined the French side to help his former teammate and now is stuck there. The Spaniard competes in a sub-par team for minutes and does not have any other side scurrying for his signature.

Inability to impact results

When he was a player, Thierry Henry was feared by his rivals. John Terry and Rio Ferdinand hail him as the best forward they ever came across.

But as a manager Henry has been ineffective. His team concedes too much and he does not know how to stem the flow of goals or even impact on the other side of the pitch.

In the five matches he has been on Montreal Impact’s bench, they have conceded seven and scored the same amount.

Just like at Monaco, the former Barcelona forward has an abysmal winning record. Montreal have won only a single match under his tutelage and this record is not going to improve further.