Leonardo Jardim back at Monaco as Thierry Henry’s departure confirmed

first_imgMonaco Henry wrote: “It is with great sadness that I part company with AS Monaco. Despite the struggles and difficulties that we encountered along my short journey, I have still thoroughly enjoyed my time at this wonderful club.“My ambition and philosophy from the day I joined will always be that the club comes first. I strongly believe in this squad of players and that the team with all the recent new signings is now in a better shape to tackle the second part of the season and to go on a winning run and fulfil its full potential.”Under the 41-year-old, who started his professional career at the principality club, Monaco won only two of 12 league games and were beaten 5-1 at home by Strasbourg on Saturday. Monaco, who have signed Cesc Fàbregas, Naldo, Fode Touré and Lyle Foster this month, were also knocked out of the Coupe de France on Tuesday night, losing 3-1 at home to the Ligue 2 side Metz.Henry added: “I would particularly like to thank (vice president) Vadim Vasilyev and (director) Michael Emenalo, who afforded me this opportunity at my boyhood club, and of course the fans and staff who have given me such a warm reception during my tenure. I sincerely hope that my successor will now take AS Monaco on to greater strengths and I wish them all the success for the future, starting with a win in Dijon and lifting the cup and getting us back into Europe!” Read more Share on WhatsApp The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Thierry Henry news Reuse this content Share via Email Share on Facebook Henry and Vieira put aside friendship for first meeting as managers Thierry Henry has officially left his position as Monaco first-team coach as Leonardo Jardim returns to the helm of the relegation-threatened Ligue 1 club.Henry, the former France and Arsenal striker, replaced Jardim at the Stade Louis II in October, signing a deal until June 2021, but was unable to improve their fortunes.He was suspended with immediate effect on Thursday pending a final decision on his future, with Monaco languishing in the French top flight’s drop zone.On Friday Monaco confirmed the reappointment of the Portuguese head coach Jardim on a two-and-a-half-year contract, while Henry was calling time on his tenure in a statement posted on Twitter. Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Topics Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedInlast_img

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