Arsenal legend Henry poised to take over at Monaco after Jardim sack

Монако отправил в отставку Жардима

Henry has been in talks with Monaco about replacing Leonardo Jardim, who formally parted ways with the club on Thursday after a poor start to the season.

The club now sit in the relegation zone in 18th place, with just six points out of its first nine games.

The 44-year-old Portuguese had been in charge for just over four seasons during which the team had performed consistently well with the high point in 2016-17 when they won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

Jardim said: "I am grateful and proud to have trained AS Monaco for more than four years".

The Arsenal legend has been learning the tricks of the trade as an assistant to Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, but instead of leaping straight into the top job Monaco - remember Gary Neville at Valencia anyone - Henry would be wise to continue his development as an assistant, and who better to work under than his former Gunners gaffer Wenger.

Jardim departs amid growing speculation that Henry, who started his professional career at Monaco, is poised to become the club's new head coach.

Monaco defender Benjamin Henrichs has revealed his intrigue at the possibility of working under Thierry Henry at the Stade Louis II.

"His brief time will remain as one of the most lovely pages in the history of the club".

Henry was subject of constant rumors and reports that he may take over at Aston Villa following Steve Bruce's dismissal, but the job eventually went to Dean Smith (no relation to the North Carolina basketball coach, as far as we know).

Monaco have picked up only one win in eleven matches this season in the league and Champions League this season, leading to the sacking of Leonardo Jardim.

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