Thierry Henry says he leaves AS Monaco with ‘great sadness’ but is confident the team can stay up in the Ligue 1 this season under Leonardo Jardim. Henry was suspended by the French club and they announced his sacking 24 hours later. The former Arsenal legend joined the club in October but was not able to move the club out of the relegation zone.
Henry posted a statement on Twitter: “It is with great sadness that I part company with AS Monaco. Despite the struggles and difficulties that we encountered along my short journey, I have still thoroughly enjoyed my time at this wonderful club”
“My ambition and philosophy from the day I joined will always be that the CLUB comes first. I strongly believe in this squad of players and that the team with all the recent new signings is now in a better shape to tackle the second part of the season and to go on a winning run and fulfil its potential.”
“I would particularly like to thank Vadim Vasilyev and Michael Emenalo who afforded me this opportunity at my boyhood club and of course the fans and staff who have given me such a warm reception during my tenure.”
“I sincerely hope that my successor will now take AS Monaco onto greater strengths and I wish them all the success for the future starting with a win in Dijon and then lifting the cup [Coupe de la Ligue] and getting us back into Europe.”