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Monaco suspend Thierry Henry

Publish on 24/01/2019 at 00h00 - S. WILLIS

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AS Monaco announced on Thursday that the club has opted to suspend Thierry Henry form his duties as head coach.

Henry has been suspended from his duties as head coach of AS Monaco's senior team, the club announced in a statement: "The club has decided to suspend Thierry Henry... as of today while awaiting a definitive decision."

Passi to step in

This is Monaco's second change of coach this season, following on from the 1998 World Cup winners' signing a deal through to 2021 when he replaced Leonardo Jardim on 13 October. Assistant coach Franck Passi, who arrived to bolster Henry's coaching staff on 20 December, will take over as interim boss.

Since his return to the club whose youth academy he graduated from, Henry has won only four of 20 matches, including just two in Ligue 1 Conforama - away to Caen (1-0) and Amiens (2-0) - with seven defeats and two draws.

'My future is not a problem'

Henry, who appeared in a press conference on Thursday afternoon, spoke out about his situation.

"The rumours are not a problem," Henry declared, "You always have rumours in football. The most important thing is to save the club. My future is not a problem."

AS Monaco travel to 19th-placed Dijon for their Ligue 1 Conforama Week 22 clash - a relegation six-pointer - on Saturday at 20:00 CET.