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Thierry Henry has no plans to retire

February 18, 2014
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent

Thierry Henry has said he has no plans for retirement as he prepares for the 2014 MLS season with New York Red Bulls in the final year of his contract.

Thierry Henry
PA PhotosHenry is preparing for his fifth season in New York.

Henry, who helped his team claim the Supporters' Shield for registering the best regular-season record in 2013 and earned himself the Best MLS Player ESPY Award in the process, sees his current deal in the Big Apple expire in December.

Red Bulls technical director Gerard Houllier hinted back in November that the upcoming season could be Henry's last, but the ex-Arsenal and Barcelona forward told El Mundo Deportivo he will at least enjoy the coming MLS campaign, which kicks off next month, before considering his future.

"I've got a year left on my contract and I still feel good," he said. "So I'm going to enjoy it and we'll see come the end of the year.

"You know yourself when it's the moment to go. When I get that feeling, I'll stop, but that's not yet the case. But when I do retire, I think I will stay connected to football in some way."

Henry added that he has enjoyed life in New York, where he moved in 2010, but is set on a return to the English capital, where he continues to be revered by fans of the Gunners, for whom he remains their record goalscorer .

"I feel good in New York, but my life is in London," he said. "I have my daughter there, my house. I think my future is in that city."

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