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26 Jan 2019

Monaco Sack Henry; Appoint Former Coach, Leonardo Jardim

Monaco Sack Henry; Appoint Former Coach, Leonardo Jardim

Monaco has sacked their head coach, Thierry Henry who couldn't stir
the club out of relegation zone since he was appointed manager in
October last year.

Thierry Henry says his sacking by Monaco comes with "great sadness" as
the French club reappointed Leonardo Jardim as their new manager.

Monaco dismissed Henry from his first managerial role on Thursday with
the club second from bottom in Ligue 1.

In a statement outlining the re-appointment of Jardim, 44, the club's
vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said sacking him in October was
"premature".

"Leonardo should have had an opportunity to continue," he said.

"We have to acknowledge that during the summer transfer window, we
sold too many key players and, despite considerable investments,
mistakes were made with respect to their replacements.

"This did not allow us to create a new, competitive team. The decision
to dismiss Leonardo Jardim was also premature.

"Thierry Henry is a football legend but a very unfavourable mix of
circumstances, including, above all, numerous injuries to our players,
hampered him from quickly and effectively leading the team out of the
crisis.

"We believe our players will gain momentum and that, together with
Leonardo Jardim as the manager, Monaco will be able to overcome this
crisis."

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