Thierry Henry suspended as Monaco head coach after just three months in charge

Thierry Henry suspended as Monaco head coach after just three months in charge

The pressure has grown on Henry in recent days after he had to apologise for using foul language to insult Strasbourg defender Kenny Lala during his side’s dismal 5-1 defeat on Saturday.

The 41-year-old former Sky Sports pundit has cut an emotional figure on the touchline with the accusation levelled against him that he has been unable to translate his ideas onto the pitch.

Henry’s assistant Franck Passi, who only joined Monaco in December to add more experience to the coaching staff, will take training on Friday ahead of their vital league game away to fellow strugglers Dijon on Saturday.

If Henry is sacked it may also scupper Michy Batshuayi’s hopes of securing a move from Chelsea to Monaco, which had been put on hold, before the end of the January transfer window next week. It remains to be seen what Henry will do and whether he will try and get another management job or return to a career in the media.

Monaco have undergone a radical change in their squad since winning the title, and reaching the Champions League semi-finals, with players such as Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho and Benjamin Mendy leaving but the club has also invested heavily and cannot contemplate the possibility of being relegated.

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