Monaco make unwanted history as Henry's nightmare start continues

Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018 by

Monaco make unwanted history as Henry's nightmare start continues

The Frenchman has yet to taste victory as a manager, and reached a new low with a heavy defeat to Brugge on Tuesday

Theirry Henry's nightmare start as Monaco manager continued on Tuesday as his side made some unwanted history in the Champions League.

Monaco fell to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at home to Belgian side Club Brugge, Henry's third defeat from his winless five games in charge of the Ligue 1 outfit.

Hans Vanaken's brace and Wesley's sensational strike put Brugge up 3-0 at half-time, before Ruud Vormer netted with five minutes remaining to complete the rout at Stade Louis II.

The loss was the heaviest Monaco have ever suffered at home in a Champions League/European Cup match.

0-4 - Against Club Brugge (0-4), Monaco have registered their heaviest defeat at home in the Champions League/European Cup. Disaster. — OptaJean (@OptaJean) November 6, 2018

Brugge registered their largest margin of victory in the Champions League/European Cup since September 1977, and it was also the Belgian side's first win in their last 12 Champions League games.

Henry took over for Leonardo Jardim in October, and has failed to turn things around for the struggling principality side.

In his four matches prior to Tuesday's game, Henry saw his side lose to Strasbourg and Reims and draw with Dijon in the league, and draw at Brugge in the Champions League.

Monaco's poor run of form predates Henry's arrival, as the Ligue 1 side have now lost each of their last six home games in the Champions League, conceding 17 goals and scoring just three.

The club have been shipping goals on the continent for quite some time, failing to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 18 games in Europe's top club competition.

Things could get worse for Monaco on Sunday when they take on PSG, who have started the Ligue 1 season with 12 wins from 12 games.

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