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Monaco names Thierry Henry as coach to replace Jardim

IANS  |  Paris 

AS announced on Saturday the appointment of former French star Henry as the new for three seasons, replacing Portuguese Leonardo

The former striker, 41, will lead the team starting from Monday after was fired on Thursday due to poor results.

"The former striker of the French national team returns to Monaco, where he was trained and played between 1993 and 1999," the club said in a statement.

Henry, a champion in 1998, will be accompanied by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, of Benfica's Under-23 squad, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, of the Arsenal Academy, reports news.

As a for Monaco, the Frenchman appeared in 141 matches, scoring 28 goals and helping the French club to claim the title in 1997.

"I am very happy to come back to AS and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead," Henry said. "I cannot wait to meet the players to start working together."

Monaco's vice president and CEO, Vadim Vasilyev, praised the Frenchman and expressed his support for the new coach.

"His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colours make his nomination a reality," Vasilyev said, in reference to Henry.

Jardim, 44, was the coach of starting from the summer of 2014 and had a contract until 2020.

The Portuguese coach led the team to win the title in his third season in 2017, when he also reached semi-final.

However, Jardim's last win in 2018 with Monaco was on August 11 over Nantes, while the club suffered three draws and five defeats in the first nine matches of the French league, including a 1-2 home fall to Rennes on Sunday.



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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 17:32 IST