Leonardo Jardim: Monaco sack manager for 2nd time in 14 months, appoint Moreno

Leonardo Jardim: Monaco sack manager for 2nd time in 14 months, appoint Moreno

- Leonardo Jardim has been sacked by Monaco for the second time in the space of 14 months

- The Portuguese manager has now been replaced with former Spain manager Robert Moreno

- Monaco are seventh in Ligue 1, 17 points off table-toppers, Paris St-Germain

French Ligue 1 giants Monaco have sacked manager and appointed former Spain boss Robert Moreno.

Jardim was shown the exit door despite Monaco finishing 2019 on a high note with a 5-1 win against Lille in their last league game on December 21.

Despite the victory, Jardim had been under increasing pressure after a 3-0 defeat by the same Lille in the French League Cup earlier this month.

The 45-year-old Portuguese manager returned in January to replace former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry but was sacked three months after by the Ligue 1 club.

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This will be the second time Jardim sacked by Monaco in the space of 14 months.

He has now been replaced with Moreno who left his role in charge of Spain after the return of predecessor Luis Enrique last month.

"We are very happy to announce the arrival of Robert Moreno.

"We believe a lot in him and his ability to bring success to the team," said Monaco vice-president Oleg Petrov.

Monaco are seventh in Ligue 1, 17 points off table-toppers Paris St-Germain.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that West Ham United have fired Manuel Pellegrini as club manager following the Hammers' string of poor results in all competitions.

Pellegrini has been under enormous pressure since the Hammers' 4-0 demolition by Oxford United in the EFL Cup back in September.

Despite enjoying a promising start to the campaign earlier in the season, the London side has embarked on a run of nine league losses, picking just two wins in 13 matches.

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Source: Legit.ng

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