European Elite Finally Sacks Struggling Manager; Arsenal Legend to take the post?

AS Monaco and Leonardo Jardim have parted ways as French Outfit released a statement via the Official website.

After four fruitful years of service, French Outfit has ended collaboration with Portuguese tactician Leonardo Jardim as the club released an official statement insisting Leonardo Jardim and AS Monaco have parted ways. It has come out as a callous consequence of dreadful start to the new campaign.

AS Monaco currently sit in the bottom half of Ligue 1 table and Paris Saint-Germain continues to dominate France and are literally are running riot as they bagged all the 27 points from available 27. Leonardo Jardim had become successful to bring a revolution at Stade Louis II and lead the club to a thumping league glory back in the 2016-17 campaign. Moreover, during Portuguese’s reign at Monaco, his clinical 2016-17 side made it to the Champions semifinals. 

Leonardo Jardim while speaking to the club’s official website said: “I’m grateful and proud to have been AS Monaco coach for more than four years. I’ve always given my very best and worked with passion. We achieved some great victories together and I’ll always keep those memories.”

AS Monaco’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev gave a tribute Leonardo Jardim and while showing gratitude towards him, he insisted, “I want to thank with the deepest respect Leonardo for all the work done,” he said. “Leonardo has established himself on the bench of AS Monaco as a reference in Europe and leaves behind a very positive balance sheet. His tenure will remain as one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club. Leonardo will still be part of the AS Monaco family.”

Previously heavy media speculation mounted around French icon and Monaco’s former forward Thierry Henry as he was getting considered as a right man to uplift managerial duties at Stade Louis II and the departure of Jardim yesterday has directly opened the path for the Arsenal legend.

Author’s Take:

AS Monaco has witnessed the best days under Leonardo Jardim but the time had come for the Portuguese after a series of dreadful performances from the start of the new campaign. It would be great and fascinating to see one of the best players at his times, Thierry Henry in the managerial outfit. Henry could follow footsteps of Gerrard and Lampard who turned to managerial posts after a mesmerizing career as a player and it’s really pleasant to see those great players guiding their teams from the sideline.

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