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Report: Monaco Set To Sack Henry, Replace Him With His Predecessor

Report: Monaco Set To Sack Henry, Replace Him With His Predecessor

He has been a horror show in Ligue 1. Monaco have had an absolute disastrous season up until this point, and Thierry Henry's first gig in management could hardly have gone worse. Having won the league title as recently as 2017, the club currently find themselves languishing in the relegation zone.

While many of the problems in the current squad were present before Henry's arrival at the club, that has not stopped the board's patience from wearing thin quite quickly. The Mirror are reporting that the Arsenal legend is likely to be sacked in the next 48 hours. Not only this, but he is set to be replaced by the man Monaco sacked in order to bring Henry on board: Leonardo Jardim.

Nothing screams dysfunction like re-hiring a manger you only sacked earlier that season, but that has not deterred the club from making such an abrupt u-turn.

To be fair, Jardim was incredibly harshly treated in the first place. He led Monaco to a Ligue 1 title in the 2016/17 season, usurping PSG despite the contrasting resources at the clubs. He also finished second last season, despite losing the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy the previous summer.

As for Henry, his first foray into football management could hardly have gone worse. Having cut his teeth as Roberto Maritnez's assistant with the Belgian national team, he took over at Monaco at a time when it seemed as though the only way was up. It has not turned out like that.

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He has won only two of his 12 league matches in charge, with the side currently only one point off bottom place in Ligue 1. Henry was also embroiled in controversy recently, after appearing to insult the grandmother of an opposition player.

Despite compiling only 15 points in their 21 league games, Monaco remain only three points from safety. It appears that Henry will not be given the chance to salvage the situation, however, as Monaco turn to the familiar arms of Leonardo Jardim.

Monaco have now suspended Henry for the time being, as they make a final decision over his future at the club.

At least he will have his punditry career to fall back on.

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Gary Connaughton

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