Monaco fires Jardim

Monaco fires Jardim

The management of Monaco, which perform in the French Ligue 1 couldn’t stand the team’s failed results and sacked the head coach Leonardo Jardim after four years of work in the club.

The Monegasques took the championship title with Jardim in 2016/2017 season, overtaking Lyon, Marseille and even the capital Paris Saint-Germain in the tournament table. The same season Monaco qualified to the Champions League semi-final, where they lost to Juventus Turin. However, this season the team occupies eighteenth position after nine matches, having won only once, having a draw thrice and losing five matches. The Monegasques were defeated in their last three matches, giving the club’s Russian management headed by Dmitry Rybolovlev a reason to dismiss the head coach.

The advancement to the Champions League semi-final and a victory in Ligue 1 became a consequence of a well-balanced squad, which Jardim built. Mbappe, Bakayoko, Fabinho, Lemar and previously Martial were integral gears of the Portuguese manager’s mechanism. Therefore it is no surprise that after their sale the team got a fever. The Russian investors gained profit from the players’ sale, but instead presented only Nacer Chadli and a countryman Aleksandr Golovin out of quality perfromers. However, Golovin got injured after the transfer and Chadli played 267 minutes for eight matches and wasn’t marked for his efficient action.

Among the candidates for Monaco new head coach the club’s product Thierry Henry is considered. The former Arsenal striker worked as Arsene Wenger’s assistant in the Gunners camp as well as Roberto Martinez’s assistant in team Belgium. But the Frenchman has no experience of independent managerial activity. However, the odds on Henry’s return to Louis II are 5/2, while the start of his managerial career at Aston Villa is evaluated as 33/1, at Leicester – 11/2, at Arsenal – 25/1, at Barcelona – 14/1 and Manchester United – 66/1.