Thierry Henry sacked as Monaco head coach as club replaces him with former boss Leonardo Jardim

Thierry Henry sacked as Monaco head coach as club replaces him with former boss Leonardo Jardim

Monaco sacked head coach Thierry Henry on Friday, with the French club confirming that Leonardo Jardim would replace him on a two-and-a-half year contract. 

Henry only replaced Jardim as manager in October, but a miserable record of four wins from his 20 games in charge spurred the club to suspend the former striker on Thursday before officially replacing him the next day. 

“It is with great sadness that I part company with AS Monaco,” Henry said in a statement posted to his Twitter. “Despite the struggles and difficulties that we encountered along my short journey, I have still thoroughly enjoyed my time at this wonderful club. My ambition and philosophy from the day I joined will always be that the club comes first.

“I strongly believe in this squad of players and that the team with all the recent new signings is now in a better shape to tackle the second part of the season and to go on a winning run and fulfil its full potential. 

“I sincerely hope that my successor will now take AS Monaco onto greater strengths and I wish them all the success for the future starting with a win in Dijon and then lifting the Cup and getting us back into Europe.”

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