Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry’s touchline ranting as Montreal Impact manager has been picked up by television microphones, with fans yet to return to MLS games amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Henry has been in charge of the MLS side November 2019 and it is his second managerial role, after his poor spell as AS Monaco boss.
Now, fans have been given an insight into Henry’s managerial style after the league released a video of his touchline instructions during Montreal’s 3-2 loss to New England Revolution.
Canadian international Shamit Shome, German midfielder Amar Sejdic and former Tottenham and Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama all drew Henry’s ire during the game.
On one occasion he can be heard yelling “Shamit, can you pass it one touch? Then why don’t you do it!?!”
He later yells at Shome again, adding: “Shamit! Can you go behind him? Not in front of him, that’s not football. That’s not a football run, man! Behind him.”
Wanyama was then criticised for failing to pass to forward Mason Toye, with Henry shouting: “Mason was there Victor. No don’t scream. Mason was there! Mason tell him you were there alone!”
Sejdic was also criticised, with Henry saying: “Amar, no! Don’t blame anyone else, you turned the wrong way!
“If you turned you would have seen players here!”
Henry has enjoyed mixed success at Montreal, with the side winning seven games, drawing four and losing 14 of the 25 he has been at the helm for so far.
However, the Frenchman remains hopeful that his side can reach the MLS play-offs saying: “We are where we are because we deserve to be where we are. “We concentrate always on the next game.
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“It depends how it goes with other results. But you have eight teams in the same boat as us. So we’re going to try and make sure we stay on it.
“The aim is to make the playoffs. You have seven to eight teams that are in that bracket. Nine points to play. Obviously if you’re in the position we are in, we get the nine points, we go in. That’s the aim, trying to make the playoffs and concentrate on what’s next.
“So that’s basically the message: We have to make the playoffs, obviously.”