Thierry Henry sacked by Monaco after 104 days

Monaco have reportedly given Thierry Henry his marching orders

Monaco have reportedly given Thierry Henry his marching orders

Thierry Henry has been relieved of his duties as AS Monaco manager, according to a report from BBC Sport's David Ornstein.

Monaco have suspended first-team coach Thierry Henry with immediate effect pending a final decision on his future, the Ligue 1 strugglers have announced.

In the absence of regular captain Radamel Falcao, the usual routine was to hand the armband to experienced defender Kamil Glik, whose snub was seen as part of the boss' favouritism towards young midfielder Tielemans.

Henry held a remarkable news conference on Thursday in which he confirmed he has dismissed a number of players from training with Monaco's first team.

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"Monaco announces that it has chose to suspend first-team coach Thierry Henry", the club said.

He said: "In Dijon, it's going to be war".

And when you think about it, that basically means that he has to wait around to be told that he's been sacked.

Monaco were deep in a relegation battle when Henry arrived but he has been unable to inspire any improvement in results.

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Monaco are two points behind Dijon, who are 18th 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.

He has won only two of his 12 league matches in charge, with the side now only one point off bottom place in Ligue 1.

Former Arsenal, Barcelona and France forward Henry, 41, is still highly motivated to end the season well and determined to get things right.

Henry was also believed to have upset the club hierarchy with some of his public comments.

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Monaco, who have signed Cesc Fabregas, Naldo, Fode Toure and Lyle Foster this month, were also knocked out of the Coupe de France on Tuesday night, losing 3-1 at home to Ligue 2 Metz.

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