Thierry Henry was fired today as head coach of Monaco, after just three months on the job. The former Arsenal great signed a three-year deal to manage the Ligue 1 strugglers back in October.
Monaco are currently in the relegation zone. Henry’s side won only two out of the 12 league matches under his guidance. His total overall record while at Monaco was four wins, five draws and eleven losses. The final nail in his coffin probably was his side’s loss to Ligue 2 club Metz in the French cup earlier this week.
In a strange move, Monaco first issued a press release early Thursday morning simply stating, “AS Monaco announces that it has decided to suspend first-team coach Thierry Henry.”
While Monaco has yet to update its website, BBB Sports has reported that Henry has already left the club.
Monaco were already in trouble when Henry stepped in. In the past couple seasons, they’ve sold the likes of Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Fabinho, Kylian Mbappe, Joao Moutinho, and Thomas Lemar, and replaced them with...well, nobody of note. I don’t think anyone expected Henry to step in and pilot the shell of what Monaco were a couple years ago to a Champions League trophy, but it’s fair to say he hasn’t done well with what he has.
So unsettled are the club that they are bringing back former manager Leonardo Jardim. He himself was fired in October when Henry replaced him.
It will be interesting to see what Cesc Fabregas has to to say about his former Arsenal teammate’s departure. It was just two weeks ago that Henry convinced Fabregas to join him at Monaco.
Wow. I’m honoured to announce that I will be starting an exciting journey with this wonderfully historic Club. @as_monaco will be my home for the next 3.5 years and I cannot wait to start this new challenge. #daghemunegu #NowItsTime pic.twitter.com/t2rB4Vqklh— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) January 11, 2019
It didn’t take long for Arsenal fans to have a say on the matter. The club’s all-time leading goal scorer is revered in North London, so it’s no shock that he is receiving support from the red part of North London.