July 26, 2014
Red Bull boss thinks Henry will retire after this season
By Kristian R. Dyer
|Red Bull head of global soccer Gerard Houllier has a feeling that Thierry Henry (above) will retire after this season.
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BigAppleSoccer.com Contributing Editor
HARRISON, N.J. – It might be the beginning of the end for Thierry Henry's tenure with the New York Red Bulls, so says the man atop the Red Bulls soccer scheme.
Gerard Houllier, the Paris-based overlord of all of Red Bulls soccer teams including New York as well as Leipzig and Salzburg acknowledged on Saturday evening that this might be the final year in red and white for Henry.
The biggest name to ever play for the Red Bulls, Henry came to the team in 2010 and helped lead the team to the Supporters Shield last season. Houllier took in the Red Bulls 1-0 win over Champions League side Arsenal at Red Bull ARena on Saturday afternoon.
A conversation with Henry on his future has not taken place yet, but Houllier said he already has a sense that Henry might retire.
“I'll have a talk with Thierry soon and of course I'll know. I have an idea, I think he wants to retire,” Houllier said.
“I think he wants to retire but we need to check with him. His performance today was good.”
In Saturday in a 1-0 friendly win over Arsenal, it was Henry's well-taken corner kick that set-up the game's lone goal. Despite a down year statistically with the Red Bulls, Henry has been influential in the Red Bulls attack.
The former French international and World Cup winner turns 37-years-old on Aug. 17.
Addition to the Henry story:
After the match, Henry was asked if he would retire and said he would decide after the season.