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24th Jan 2019

Monaco set to sack Thierry Henry and replace him with the man he replaced

Simon Lloyd

Yes, you did read that correctly

Thierry Henry’s time at Monaco is reportedly all but up. Already.

Having taken charge in the Principality in October, Henry has been unable to steer the Ligue 1 club away from danger.

Beaten 5-1 at home by Strasbourg in their latest league outing at the weekend, Monaco are 19th in the table, three points adrift of Amiens, who are currently just above the relegation zone.

Despite the recent signing of Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea, there’s a very real danger of Monaco dropping out of the French top flight. So real, in fact, that it’s now being reported that Henry will be axed within the next 48 hours.

Losing his job so soon after taking charge would be an embarrassment for Henry in his first management position. Even more humiliating is that the man Monaco are said to be lining up to replace him is Leonardo Jardim, the man he succeeded.

Henry Jardim

Monaco’s slump started under Jardim, the man who guided them to the Ligue 1 title in 2017, prompting them to sack him for Henry. With the Arsenal legend failing to reverse their fortunes, the Mirror now claim they will perform  an unexpected U-turn by asking the 44-year-old to make a shock return.

Monaco’s last outing came in the French Cup on Tuesday, where they lost 3-1 at home to Ligue 2 side, Metz. They travel to Dijon in the league on Saturday, possibly without Henry.