- Leonardo Jardim has been sacked as manager of Ligue 1 outfit Monaco
- The club have endured a nightmare start to the season, winning just one game
- Thierry Henry is now the man lined up to take the reins at Stade Louis II
- Henry, who turned down the Aston Villa job, won the league as a player there
Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim following their disappointing start to the Ligue 1 campaign.
Jardim’s dismissal could now give the green light for Belgium assistant boss Thierry Henry to take the reins at the club.
Monaco currently lie 18th in the table with just one win from their opening nine league fixtures.
Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim after their woeful start to the season
It paves the way for Thierry Henry to return to his former club in a managerial capacity
The attraction of succeeding Jardim at Monaco, where Henry won silverware in a seven-year spell, has convinced the 41-year-old to enter into discussions with the Ligue 1 club.
The former Arsenal striker has a strong link with the principality side. He graduated from Monaco’s academy to play 141 games for the club, winning the Ligue 1 title in 1996-97.
Henry has been learning his trade as assistant manager of the Belgium national side since 2016
And only last month Henry was a guest of owner Dmitry Rybolovlev for their Champions League loss to Atletico Madrid at the Stade Louis II.
Portuguese boss Jardim was appointed at manager of Monaco back in 2014 and led the club to the Ligue 1 title in 2017, their first since 2000, following a scintillating campaign.
Monaco also progressed to the Champions League semi-finals in 2016-17 under Jardim, who built a vaunted squad which saw the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue leave, with Thomas Lemar and Fabinho heading for the exit this summer.
Despite trying to plug the holes, Jardim’s task proved too difficult and the club ultimately felt they were left with no option but to dismiss him.
Henry graduated from Monaco’s academy to play 141 games, winning the Ligue 1 title in 1997.