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Thierry Henry's rough start at Monaco hit a new low with scenes after 1-0 defeat at Reims

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Thierry Henry has not enjoyed the start he would have hoped for at Monaco.

The Arsenal legend took the reins in mid-October following the sacking of Leonardo Jardim, but he is yet to oversee a win.

The 2016/17 champions have lost two and drawn two of his opening four games, suffering another defeat at Stade Reims on Saturday.

Mathieu Cafaro scored the only goal.

It leaves the principality club joint-bottom and by the end of the weekend, they could be propping up the entire table if Guingamp take something from their game against Nantes.

Henry's first game in charge was a 2-1 loss to Strasbourg, before draws with Club Brugge and Dijon.

There is so much to admire about Monaco and it is sad to see them at such a low ebb.

In the summer, they brought in just three players over the age of 23, continuing a long-standing policy of youth development that so recently saw the emergence of Kylian Mbappe.

However, their principles are ultimately not paying off this season and it has made Henry's job very difficult.

There were worrying scenes 

After the final whistle against Stade Reims, the 41-year-old still made his way over to the away end with some of his players.

They wanted to applaud their support, but there were ugly scenes as fans started moving towards the front seats and confronting him.

A flare was set off before stewards eventually intervened to calm the group down.

Worryingly, Henry seems to share their concerns and later hit out at his players' mentality.

"This defeat is more worrying than the previous ones because we did not know how to create in the game and we did not get an opportunity," he said, via Goal.

"Reims practically won all of their duels and played as they should at home. On our side, the desire was not there."

Many will want to reserve judgement on Henry until he has had a transfer window to make his mark.

He seemed such a natural fit for the job, leaving Roberto Martinez's coaching staff with Belgium to reunite with a club for whom he played between 1994-1999.

Henry took over a struggling side from Jardim

Yet, there is clearly something wrong for which the ex-striker cannot be blamed. Jardim's sacking was disappointing given his title win and his achievement of reaching the Champions League semi-finals 18 months ago, but Monaco just haven't been performing this season.

For Henry personally, he needs to turn things around. Fellow Premier League legends Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have also been making their first forays into management and they have both made relatively positive starts.

Just a few months ago, Henry was tipped to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. And while he surely has the potential to be a top coach given his knowledge and experience in the game, he still has much to prove. 

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Thierry Henry
Football
Leonardo Jardim
Kylian Mbappe
AS Monaco
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