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Leonardo Jardim set to leave AS Monaco, Theirry Henry in race to replace him

Written by: Neelav Chakravarti

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The 44-year-old had joined the French outfit in 2014 leading them to a league title during the 2016-17 season.

According to multiple media outlets, Leonardo Jardim is set to leave AS Monaco after a poor start to the current season, with the club stuck at 18th position in Ligue 1. It is also being reported that his contract has been terminated on the basis of a mutual agreement, and will be revealed soon.

The 44-year old had joined the French outfit in 2014, leading them to a league title during the 2016-17 season. He also extended his contract in 2017, until 2020. Monaco have not won a fixture since the opening day in any competition. To add to their misery, they also lost on Sunday at home to Rennes, which was also their fourth consecutive defeat and 10 games without a victory.


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It is being alleged that France and Arsenal legend Theirry Henry will take over as head coach of the Les Monégasques. The former Barcelona forward won the Ligue 1 title with Monaco in the 1996-97 campaign. Currently, he is working as an assistant to Belgium national team gaffer, Roberto Martinez. He is also being linked to Aston Villa, but it is being alleged that 41-year old is interesting in rebuilding Monaco's season, and will reject any advances made by the Championship team.

Some formal details are still left to be completed between the Gunners hero and Monaco, before he steps into the helm at Stade Louis II Stadium. He also watched the French side's 2-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Published: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:35 PM IST

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