Henry’s first job as a manager has lasted only three months, as he has been sacked by Monaco after 20 games in charge.
Thierry says his sacking by Monaco comes with “great sadness”, as he has also played for the club in the period from 1994 to 1999. He won only 5 games while in charge and his team is second from bottom in League 1.
Predecessor Leonardo Jardim will replace Henry, just over three months after being fired himself. Jardim has won the League 1 title with Monaco in 2017 and led them to the Champions League semi-final the same season.
In the statment outlining the re-appointment of Jardim, the club’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said sacking him in October was “premature”.
“Leonardo should have had an opportunity to continue,” he said.
“We have to acknowledge that during the summer transfer window, we sold too many key players and, despite considerable investments, mistakes were made with respect to their replacements.
“This did not allow us to create a new, competitive team. The decision to dismiss Leonardo Jardim was also premature.
“Thierry Henry is a football legend but a very unfavourable mix of circumstances, including, above all, numerous injuries to our players, hampered him from quickly and effectively leading the team out of the crisis.
“We believe our players will gain momentum and that, together with Leonardo Jardim as the manager, Monaco will be able to overcome this crisis.”
Thierry Henry also issued a statment saying:
“It is with great sadness that I part company with AS Monaco. Despite the struggles and difficulties that we encountered along my short journey, I have still thoroughly enjoyed my time at this wonderful club.
“My ambition and philosophy from the day I joined will always be that the club comes first. I strongly believe in this squad of players and that the team with all the recent new signings is now in a better shape to tackle the second part of the season and to go on a winning run and fulfil its full potential.”