AS Monaco have announced that manager Leonardo Jardim has left the club after four years in charge
The Portuguese coach ended Monaco’s 17-year wait for a Ligue 1 title by leading the side to the 2016/17 crown with the likes Kylian Mbappe and Benjamin Mendy.
But in light of Monaco’s woeful start to the new season, which has seen just one win in nine games with the club 18th in Ligue 1, Jardim has now been relieved of his duties.
“I’m grateful and proud to have been Monaco coach for more than four years. I’ve always given my very best and worked with passion,” read a statement from Jardim on the club website.
“We achieved some great victories together and I’ll always keep those memories.”
Monaco’s vice president, Vadim Vasilyev, added: “I want to thank Leonardo with the deepest respect for all the work he has done.
“Leonardo has established himself as a reference in Europe and leaves behind a very positive balance sheet. His passage will remain as one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club.
“Leonardo will still be part of the Monaco family.”
Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry is the strong favourite to replace Jardim at the Stade Louis II stadium after reportedly removing himself from consideration for Aston Villa’s managerial vacancy.