FORMER FRANCE STRIKER striker Thierry Henry will not be rejoining the New York Red Bulls, the Major League Soccer club’s sporting director has said in a statement.

Denis Hamlett dismissed multiple reports linking the former Red Bulls standout and AC Monaco boss to a head coaching job with the Red Bulls, who are off to a slow MLS start this season under Chris Armas.

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“Recent reports of Thierry Henry joining the New York Red Bulls are false,” Hamlett said in a statement on the MLS website.

Henry, 41, was dropped as coach at AC Monaco in January with the club 19th in the French league standings, having gone 4-11 with five drawn under the former France national team standout.

Henry scored 51 goals in 122 appearances for the Red Bulls in the later days of a playing career that saw him take the field for Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal and Barcelona as well as help France to a 1998 World Cup title.

The Red Bulls have won one game, lost four and drawn two this season under Armas, who last season guided New York to a league-best record of 22-7 with five drawn.

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