Well…that didn’t go to plan. According to the BBC, Thierry Henry has been sacked as Monaco manager after just three months.
It was always going to be a tough first solo gig in coaching. Monaco were languishing in 18th place in Ligue 1 when he took over in October and they’ve since dropped a place to exacerbate their chances of being relegated.
In total, Henry took charge of 20 games, winning only five. They still haven’t won a home game all season.
The last couple of performances seemed to particularly irk the 41-year-old who, after a 5-1 home defeat to Strasbourg and a cup exit at the hands of second-tier Metz, called out some of his senior players.
“We need guys who want to save the club, who don’t think about themselves. We’re going to war,” he told reporters on Thursday. Soon after he was suspended.
Henry’s deal was set to last until 2021 so he’ll likely pocket a decent payout. Weirdly, it sounds as though Leonardo Jardim, the man he replaced, is being lined up for a return to the Stade Louis II.
We can only wonder what Cesc Fabregas, who joined the club this month, is thinking.