Monaco will make a surprise move by re-appointing Leonardo Jardim coach of the club following the plundering of Thierry Henry, sources at the club told ESPN FC.
Jardim, who won the title of Ligue 1 in 2017, was dismissed as head of Monaco on October 11, leaving the club in the relegation zone after five defeats in their first nine games.
He was replaced by Henry, but the former Monaco player was sacked on Thursday after being out of turn for the club's assets. Henry only won four times in his 20 games, losing eleven points and finishing 19th in Ligue 1
Jardim will return for a second time meeting with agent Jorge Mendes and Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev to discuss his return on Thursday, sources told ESPN FC. Another meeting took place on Friday morning and an official appointment is expected soon. The 44-year-old may even take the lead this weekend, as Monaco played their biggest match of their season against Dijon, while opponents in Ligue 1 are just two points above them.
Henry Monaco was beaten 5: 5. 1 of Strasbourg at Stade Louis II in his last league game and 3: 1 in the principality of second division Metz in the Coupe de France. His brief tenure was fraught with problems, and he had to apologize for verbally abusing a Strasbourg player at the end of his spell as a coach.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker failed to win at home throughout the season, but was initially given a vote of confidence by the Monaco Board of Directors before a dramatic rethinking led to his resignation.
Jardim brought the club in his first term in the Champions League semi-final 2017.