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French football expert provides detailed assessment of Thierry Henry's start at Monaco

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Thierry Henry's Monaco reunion really hasn't gone to plan so far.

The legendary Arsenal striker was the surprise choice to succeed Leonardo Jardim, with Henry rejecting the Aston Villa job.

Sadly, the man who starred for Monaco in the early days of his playing career has not had much success as a manager so far.

In fact, he's yet to even win a game, with the principality club 19th in the Ligue 1 table and without a win since August.

If Henry survives the season, it would be a minor miracle at this point.

And French football expert Julien Laurens has given a damning assessment of Henry's start to life as a manager.

"It's just a mess, chaos. I do feel for Thierry because I don't think he realised how bad everything was already," Laurens said on BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily.

"And I'm not sure he has the tools to rescue a team that has won just one game all season, back on 11 August.

"I think he could be a good manager but right now, in a situation of crisis, I am struggling to see how he can do better, because the team is destroyed.

Henry & Radamel Falcao

"It looked like a fairytale but it's turning in to an absolute nightmare."

Monaco were eliminated from the Champions League on Tuesday night after a 4-0 loss to Club Brugge.

"Henry has said maybe it's even better to be out of all European competition so they can focus on the essential, which is staying up," Laurens added.

"Because right now they look like one of the worst teams in the French league.

Monaco players vs Brugge

"Tactically Henry seems lost, he keeps tweaking the formation and the players, putting more and more young players on the pitch, who are not suited for this situation.

"And if they need new players in January, who would want to go to a club that is second bottom in the table?

"One of the question marks we had was how will he deal with problems with adversity, and right now it looks like he is struggling.

"You wonder if he is still in the mode of being a player and not a manager."

Henry instructs his players

To make matters worse, Monaco face free-scoring PSG on Sunday, with the champions winning their first 12 league games of the season.

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Thierry Henry
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