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Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim

Monaco have sacked their manager Leonardo Jardim following a bad start to the 2018/2019 campaign of the French Ligue 1.

Monaco are currently third from the bottom on the league table with only 6 points from 9 games, having recorded only one victory and three draws.

The 2017 Ligue 1 champions are now linked with former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry as their next manager. Henry is currently the assistant manager to Roberto Martinez on the Belgium national team.

According to a statement released by the club, Jardim said; “I’m grateful and proud to have been Monaco coach for more than four years. I’ve always given my very best and worked with passion. We achieved some great victories together and I’ll always keep those memories.”

The 44-year-old Portuguese manager was appointed to the helm of the club in 2014 and guided them to the French Ligue title in 2017, their first since 2000 and also led them to the Champions League semifinals in 2016/2017.

He also saw the nurturing of French sensational youngster Kylian Mbappe who has since joined Paris Saint Germain.

Meanwhile, Monaco chief executive Vadim Vasilyev noted that;

“I want to thank Leonardo with deepest respect for all the work he has done. His time here will remain as one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club.”

“Leonardo will still be part of the Monaco family,” he added.

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