Henry set to sign manager deal with Monaco

Thierry Henry

Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry is set to sign manager deal with French club, Monaco, according to ESPN FC, after the club decided to sack the current manager Leonardo Jardim.

Monaco will sign the ex-French international as their new manager, as Jardim will lose his job after a dismal start to the season that sees the club in 18th position in Ligue 1 Table.

Monaco has not won any ligue match since the opening day in any competition and Sunday’s loss at home to Rennes extended their run to four consecutive defeats and 10 matches without a win.

Henry is currently an assistant manager to Roberto Martinez with the Belgium national team, had been courted by Championship side Aston Villa, but is set to accept the challenge of resurrecting Monaco’s season after holding talks and rejecting the offer from Villa.

There are now just a few details to be ironed out between Henry and Monaco before he will be officially confirmed at Stade Louis II stadium.

Henry watched Monaco’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid last month and has been persuaded to take the job after seeking advice from France coach Didier Deschamps.

He believes Monaco is the right project for his first move into management and is confident of turning the club’s season around.

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Monaco are eager to make a statement with their next appointment, and believe Henry fits the bill.

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