Monaco fire Thierry henry after poor start replaced with former coach Leonardo jardim
Monaco have confirmed the sacking of manager Thierry Henry, the formal assistant manager to Roberto martinez in Belgium and after just 20 games in charge of the relegation-battlers Ligue 1 club.
The former Arsenal,barcelona and France striker was initially suspended earlier this week he has now been sacked.
The Portuguese tactician Leonardo Jardim, who was sacked by the club in October, has taken over and signed a two-and-a-half year contract. The manager who won them ligue1 trophy last 2season going against odd.
Henry succeeded Jardim with fans support in October but has struggled to secure regular results in what is his first managerial role, having previously been an assistant to Roberto Martinez with Belgium.
He managed just five wins in 20 games in all competitions and failed to pull the club away from the relegation zone.
The 41-year-old has been busy in the January transfer window, bringing in four players including Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but those new players have failed to ignite an immediate effect in results.
Monaco are without a win in four matches in all competitions and haven’t won in five in the league, stretching back to the start of last month.
Last weekend they were thrashed 5-1 at home to Strasbourg when the veteran defender naldo got red card at 7mins, a result that left the principality 19th in Ligue 1 and three points from safety.
In the wake of that defeat, Henry was criticised for comments made toward Strasbourg defender Kenny Lala, relating to the player’s grandmother, for which he later apologised.
Three days later Monaco were knocked out of the French Cup after a disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Ligue 2 side Metz, a result that appears to have sealed Henry’s fate.
Franck Passi took Monaco training on Friday morning and will take temporary charge for the team’s crucial Ligue 1 clash against Dijon on Saturday.
Prior to his departure Henry had threatened to make wholesale changes to his side for the Dijon game, claiming he would only pick players who had the stomach for a relegation fight.
He was unable to act on those words however, with his tenure on the French Riviera brought to an abrupt end.