Thierry Henry reportedly sacked as Monaco manager

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has been suspended from his role as coach of Monaco with his team second bottom of Ligue 1.

In a statement Thursday, the Principality outfit said: “Henry has been suspended until a definitive decision is made.”

The club added that assistant coach Franck Passi would oversee training on Friday ahead of the weekend’s clash with fellow strugglers Dijon.

The hammer dropped on Henry, 41, with Monaco second-from-bottom in the French league with 15 points after the former Arsenal and France striker earned the Principality club just two wins since his arrival in October.

He took up the post with the 2017 French champions in October following the sacking of title-winner Leonardo Jardim but failed to improve on the poor start to the campaign by his predecessor.

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Monaco are two points behind Dijon, who are 17th and a further point from safety, after collecting only three wins from 21 matches, and crashed out of Europe early after finishing bottom of Champions League Group A with just a single point.

Their miserable form under Henry culminated in a humiliating 3-1 French Cup defeat to second-tier Metz on Tuesday and a 5-1 home Ligue 1 hammering by Strasbourg last weekend.

On the upside, they can still beat the drop as the two sides immediately outside the bottom three — Caen and Amiens — face Champions League-chasing Montpellier and Lyon and can be caught should the pair lose to their high-flying opponents and Monaco beat Dijon.

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