Revealed: How Thierry Henry Humiliated His Players And Lost The Monaco Dressing Room
Monaco players have spoken-out against their recently sacked manager Thierry Henry - and claim he humiliated players which led him to ultimately lose the dressing room and his job.
This was the first spell at management for the France World Cup winner. He only managed four wins in 20 games. Monaco find themselves in a tightly contested relegation battle, which is in stark contrast to their title-winning 2016/17 campaign.
But what's to blame for Les Rouges' poor season? Well, some players have anonymously given some shocking details.
A few matches ago he (Henry) said 'he is supposed to be worth €10m?'," the Ligue 1 footballer told Goal France.
"All of the substitutes heard. The message he sent to the players was very negative."Another player spoke about the former Arsenal attacker's attitude towards his team.
"He would speak badly to the players, it is a fact. He would also make examples of people and that annoyed a lot of people, he gave this haughty impression as if he would not consider anyone else's opinion."
Thierry Henry's suspension as Monaco coach pending a final decision is merely procedural - he has been sacked and has left the club. A statement is expected from Henry in due course. His predecessor Leonardo Jardim is set to return - hearing deal has already been done #ASMonaco- David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 24, 2019
It's not the first time Henry has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. The Frenchman allegedly called Strasbourg defender Kenny Lala's grandmother a 'whore' during a match.
The Monaco board gave their faith in Henry this season, but now the 8-time Ligue 1 champions find themselves in a perilous battle for safety.
They signed former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas earlier in the transfer window to try and help their cause.
With 17 league games to turn-it-around, there's still plenty of time left for Monaco - but can they save their season? Let us know in the comments.
(h/t The Mirror)
Words by Kane Allen