France’s Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco finally made a firm decision regarding the bad start that recorded at the beginning of this season. Yes, in the end The Red Ana White officially kicked Leonardo Jardim out as a manager, even though Jadim successfully brought the club to the French Ligue 1 trophy last year.
AS Monaco had indeed triumphed under the direction of the Israeli coach, precisely in the 2016/17 season. At that time, the club won the French Ligue 1 title, the only team that ended Paris Saint-Germain’s dominance which lasted 4 years in a row. But keep in mind too, AS Monaco’s success at that time was also due to the presence of a number of stars such as Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, Bakayoko, etc.
The star players were later released by the club in the summer transfer window last year and in 2018, as Bernardo Silva was released to Manchester City, Bakayoko joined Chelsea, while Fabinho has just joined Liverpool. The most phenomenal ‘sale’ is Kylian Mbappe which was released to PSG through pocket 180 million Euros.
The impact of the departure of the star players who had no substitute was only seen earlier this season. AS Monaco is in fact only able to collect 6 points from 9 matches while in the Champions League they lie before Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. In the end, the club decided to fire their manager, Leonardo Jardim.
The coach himself claimed to be happy and proud of his four-year experience at the club.
“I am grateful and feel proud to be AS Monaco coach for more than four years, I always give my best and work passionately. We managed to create a number of great wins together and those memories will always be saved. ” said Jardim on the club’s official website.