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Monaco sack Leonardo Jardim after shocking start to season with Thierry Henry favourite to replace him

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MONACO have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim – with Thierry Henry in pole position to replace him.

The Portuguese boss, who joined the club in 2014, has been axed after the Ligue 1 side secured just one win in their opening nine league games.

 Leonardo Jardim joined the French side in June 2014

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Leonardo Jardim joined the French side in June 2014

Arsenal legend Henry, who started his career with the French club, is now among the favourites to secure the job.

Monaco announced the news on the their club website following Sunday’s devastating 2-0 defeat to Rennes.

Speaking about the decision, Jardim said: “I am grateful and proud to have been able to coach AS Monaco for more than four years.

“I have alwasy given the best of myself and worked with passion.

“We have won great victories together and I will always keep those memories in me.”

More to follow…

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