New York - Former star France striker Thierry Henry will not be rejoining the New York Red Bulls, the Major League Soccer club's sporting director said in a statement Monday.
Denis Hamlett dismissed multiple reports linking the former Red Bulls standout and AS Monaco coach to a head coaching job with the Red Bulls, who are off to a slow MLS start this season under Chris Armas.
"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 AS 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 are 1-4 with two drawn this season under Armas, who last season guided New York to a league-best record of 22-7 with five drawn.