Thierry Henry Looks Set To Lose Monaco Job Just 20 Games In

Thierry Henry's time at Monaco is set to come to a swift and abrupt end with a report saying that he will lose his job as manager in the next 48 hours.

When a former footballer goes into management there is literally no way of knowing whether or not they're going to be a success. Good footballers don't automatically make good managers and good managers weren't always good footballers.

The biggest issue for a lot of managers making their way in the game is choosing the right club. Gary Neville might not really be a dreadful manager but the situation at Valencia was far from ideal and he was always doomed to failure.

Equally Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has proved that his time at Cardiff doesn't mean he's the worst manager to have ever walked the planet.

This season Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have both had good starts to life as mangers at Rangers and Derby County but fellow Premier League great Thierry Henry hasn't had a good time.

The Arsenal legend was appointed in October but, according to the Mirror, after just 20 games in charge he is set to be given his marching orders in the next 48 hours.

It's been a harrowing time for Henry. Image: PA Images
It's been a harrowing time for Henry. Image: PA Images

The former Barcelona striker oversaw the principality side go out of the French Cup against Ligue 2 Metz on Tuesday and it could be his last game in charge.

More surprisingly is the report that the 41 year old will be replaced by the man he replaced in the first place Leonardo Jardim.

Jardim was the man who led the club to the Ligue 1 title in 2017, the same season that they also reached the semi-final of the Champions League.

Jardim was in charge of the club until October. Image: PA Images
Jardim was in charge of the club until October. Image: PA Images

Monaco currently sit 19th in the league, just one point above the bottom and face the prospect of relegation.

Things weren't good under the previous manager this season but Henry has not been able to change things. He's been in charge of 20 games, winning just four and losing 11 with a goal difference of minus 11.

He gave up his job as a Sky Sports pundit and as Belgium assistant manager to take the job at Monaco but it just hasn't worked out for everyone involved.

Will he ever get another managerial job after this or will he return to the studio like Neville?

Ryan Sidle

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