VA VA DOOM Thierry Henry on brink of being sacked as Monaco suspend his duties as first-team coach

Arsenal legend's stint in the French principality is all but over after he lost the dressing room and managed just two league wins


Posted Friday, January 25, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

THIERRY HENRY is on the brink of being sacked by Monaco after he was suspended of his duties as first-team head coach.

The Arsenal legend, 41, has won just two league matches in 12 attempts since he took over the Ligue 1 side in October.

VA VA DOOM Thierry Henry on brink of being sacked as Monaco suspend his duties as first-team coach
Thierry Henry will be sacked as Monaco boss after three disastrous months

VA VA DOOM Thierry Henry on brink of being sacked as Monaco suspend his duties as first-team coach
Thierry Henry looks set to be fired without winning a single home match for Monaco

And defeat by second-tier FC Metz this week in the French Cup all but sealed his fate.

Monaco sit in 19th in the league and Leonardo Jardim is expected to return to take over when the club announce Henry's departure.

A statement from Monaco read: "AS Monaco announces that it has decided to suspend its duties as coach of the first team Thierry Henry from this day and waiting for a final decision.

"Franck Passi will train the professional group this Friday."

Jardim previously made way for Henry in October, but the former Arsenal striker's reign proved to be disastrous.

VA VA DOOM Thierry Henry on brink of being sacked as Monaco suspend his duties as first-team coach
Thierry Henry won two league games in 12 attempts with Monaco

It took more than one month for Henry to register his first victory - a 1-0 league win at Caen - but that was one of few moments to celebrate.

The 1998 World Cup winner raised serious concerns when he called an opposition player's grandmother a "whore" during the recent defeat to Strasbourg.

And he banished a number of players from first-team training this week ahead of Saturday's clash against Dijon.

Speaking at a press conference, he said: "We will have to see. There were not many people at training yesterday [Wednesday].

"We must react at Dijon. We are in a critical situation, sadly, that has not changed. We have cut the squad down to size.

"At one point or another, you need guys who want to save the club, not just think about their own futures. We have done some sorting. We are going to war."

VA VA DOOM Thierry Henry on brink of being sacked as Monaco suspend his duties as first-team coach
Leonardo Jardim looks set to make a stunning return to the French side

VA VA DOOM Thierry Henry on brink of being sacked as Monaco suspend his duties as first-team coach
Thierry Henry has made a disastrous start to his managerial career

Reports in France also say he yelled at one of his own players in front of the entire bench during a game.

An anonymous Monaco player said: “A few matches ago, he screamed: 'He, he is supposed to be worth €10m?' All of the substitutes heard. The message he sent to the players was very negative.”

And the decision to banish first-team players to the reserves just days after a cup shock at home has proved to be the final straw for Henry.

His first job in management will officially end imminently, but BBC report that the suspension was just a formality and he has already left the club.



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