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

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

- Former Monaco and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is now poised to be the Ligue 1 club's new manager

- Former boss Leonardo Jardim was sacked after a series of poor results at the Ligue 1 outfit

- Monaco are 18th on French Ligue 1 log with one win from nine games

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is set to be named Monaco's new manager after the French Ligue 1 outfit officially announced the sacking of Leonardo Jardim after four years with the club.

Jardim, who has endured a torrid start to the 2018/2019 season has lost five of his opening nine games of the season, leaving the club at a lowly 18th in the table.

In a club statement, Jardim applauded the Ligue 1 campaigners, in his four year stay with them.

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"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," his statement read in part.

The 44-year old’s departure now paves way for Henry, who has been tipped to take over at the Stade Louis II.

Jardim's position in Monaco has been under scrutiny since August after the club made a faulty start to the new campaign whilst bookmarkers expected them to be competing for the title with runaway leaders PSG.

However, with only one win from nine matches, questions were raised on whether Jardim was the right person to take the club, going forward.

Arsenal's all time goal scorer Henry, who rejected several managerial approaches including championship side Aston Villa, now looks well placed to take over at his boyhood club.

Monaco Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Vadim Vasilyev acknowledged Jardim's time at the French club as historic.

"I want to thank Leonardo with deepest respect for all the work he has done," Vasilyev's said.

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Quite notably, Portuguese boss Jardim was responsible for the revival of Monaco, winning the title in 2017 - their first since 2000.

Meanwhile, previously had reported that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is reportedly planning to make a u-turn on his decision to take Aston Villa job.

The French man has been heavily linked to replace Steve Bruce at the Villa Park after the 57-year-old was sacked last week over poor run of results.

Henry was part of the Belgium technical crew that won bronze medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament staged in Russia.

According to the Sun, former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp believes the Championship side are set to make John Terry their new substantial manager as against the assistant role they initially wanted to give him.

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