Thierry Henry suspended as Monaco manager

Thierry Henry suspended as Monaco manager

The club released this statement on their official website: "AS Monaco announces that it has chose to suspend its duties as coach of the first team Thierry Henry from this day and waiting for a final decision".

Thierry Henry was suspended from his role as coach of struggling Ligue 1 side Monaco on Thursday with the former French global striker expected to be quickly axed. Franck Passi took training on Thursday.

Thierry Henry's situation has grown increasingly precarious, and Monaco have been linked with a return for Leonardo Jardim, who was sacked in October.

Jardim was axed in October to make way for Henry.

Henry, who replaced Leonardo Jardim as manager on October 13, has come under pressure following the two latest results - a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Strasbourg in Ligue 1 in which he was critical of VAR and a 3-1 loss to Ligue 2 side Metz in the French Cup on Tuesday - leading to reports the club were planning a change of coach.

When Steve Bruce was sacked by Aston Villa in the early part of the season, a muddled recruitment process ensued and the club's hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs looked bleak.

"When I arrived, the club was in a mess, I tried to do a lot of things which you did not see", he said on Thursday.

"We will create a small group to go on a mission. It is necessary to get out of this critical situation and quickly".

While Henry apologised, a 3-1 home defeat to second-division side Metz in the Coupe de France on Tuesday inflicted further humiliation on his side. "We're going to war", he said.

Under the 41-year-old, who started his professional career at the principality club, Monaco won just two of 12 league games and were beaten 5-1 at home by Strasbourg on Saturday.

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