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Monaco suspends Thierry Henry over poor performance

By News desk

French football giant, AS Monaco, has suspended its coach, Thierry Henry, over alleged poor performance in the season.

The club stressed that the suspension would last until a final decision is made on his future with them.

in a short statem,ent on Thursday, the Ligue 1 club said: “AS Monaco announces that it has decided to suspend Thierry Henry from his duties as coach of the first team from this day and waiting for a final decision.

“And Franck Passi, the assistant coach will train the professional group this Friday”, the club statement added.

It would be recalled that Monaco appointed the former Arsenal and France striker last year and could only garner two points in their last five Ligue 1 encounters making the club to sit second from bottom in the table.

The principality side were also knocked out of the French Cup in the last 32 by Ligue 2 side, Metz on Tuesday, an outcome that failed to go down well with the management.

This followed a 5-1 demolition at home by Racing Strasbourg in their last league outing with the club showing no signs of improvement since signing midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, from Chelsea earlier this month.

Henry, who started out playing for Monaco and went on to enjoy a stellar club career with Arsenal and Barcelona, worked as assistant coach for Belgium for two years until 2018 but had never been in charge of a team in his own right.

Henry, 41, played for Monaco for five seasons, winning a league title with them in 1997.

Henry said earlier on Thursday that he would downsize his squad ahead of a crucial game at fellow strugglers Dijon in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

“We need guys who want to save the club, who don’t think about themselves. We’re going to war,” he told reporters on Thursday.

“But despite the results we are still alive,” added Henry, who had refused to speculate on his future at the club.

Monaco are three points from the safety zone with 15 points from 21 games.

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