The fallout from Thierry Henry's time at Monaco is already becoming apparent 1 year ago

The fallout from Thierry Henry's time at Monaco is already becoming apparent

The former Arsenal striker would 'make examples' of players and ignored certain key figures

Footballing history won't look upon Thierry Henry's short time in charge of Monaco very fondly and more information has come out as to why it didn't work out for the Frenchman in the principality.

The club board had naturally grown anxious about the coach's record in the dugout - tallying just four wins, five draws and 11 defeats in 20 games - but his relationship with the dressing room prompted them to abandon their plan of giving him the games against Dijon and Guingamp to turn things around.

This comes according to a Goal France report, where an insider claims that Henry continually made examples out of players he disliked, in particular decrying one as "supposed to be worth €10 million?" following a mistake that his substitutes heard and left a bad impression.

"He would speak badly to the players, it is a fact," notes the report.


"He would also make examples of people and that annoyed a lot of people, he gave this haughty impression as if he would not consider anyone else’s opinion."

Henry also reportedly upset many of the established figures in the dressing room when picking Youri Tielemans as his captain for the Coupe de la Ligue game with Rennes on January 9.

In the absence of regular captain Radamel Falcao, the usual routine was to hand the armband to experienced defender Kamil Glik, whose snub was seen as part of the boss' favouritism towards young midfielder Tielemans.

Suspended from his duties on Thursday after 104 days in the role, Henry hadn't guided Monaco to a win in the league since December 4 and lost 5-1 at home to Strasbourg last time out.

"We need guys who want to save the club, who don’t think about themselves," he had stated before being sacked. "We are going to war."