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Monaco Fire Coach Leonardo Jardim, Again

Monaco’s Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim reacts on the finish of the French L1 soccer match between AS Monaco (ASM) and Lille OSC (LOSC) on the “Louis II” stadium in Monaco, on December 21, 2019. VALERY HACHE / AFP


Leonardo Jardim has been fired by Monaco simply over a yr since he was beforehand despatched packing, a supply near the membership instructed AFP on Saturday.

To basic shock the 45-year-old was reappointed in January, simply three months after he was sacked and changed by Thierry Henry, who oversaw a disastrous tenure.

French sports activities newspaper L’Equipe are reporting Jardim will likely be changed by the Spaniard Marcelino, who led Valencia to the Spanish Cup earlier than getting fired for rowing with the membership’s house owners in September.

Other sources are suggesting former Spain coach Robert Moreno can also be within the body.

Jardim discovered himself once more dealing with mounting scrutiny in his second spell after a humbling dwelling defeat by Lille within the French League Cup in mid-December.

In their subsequent match nevertheless Monaco thrashed the identical opposition 5-1 within the league.

The Portuguese initially landed himself within the highlight in September as Monaco picked up simply three factors from their opening six video games regardless of a summer time outlay of 135 million euros ($150 million).

Five wins in six helped douse the flames however the abject show towards Lille stoked recent considerations concerning the course the membership, at present in seventh in Ligue 1, was heading.

In happier days Jardim led Monaco to the French title and a Champions League semi-final in 2017, earlier than the membership’s Russian house owners cashed in.

They bought Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain, Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea, Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City, Fabinho to Liverpool, Thomas Lemar to Atletico Madrid, Djibril Sidibe to Everton and Falcao to Galatasaray.

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