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Thierry Henry could be sacked as Monaco manager after just three months in the role

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Thierry Henry is one of if not the most feared striker in Premier League history, with the former Arsenal hitman bagging 174 goals in 254 games.

The Frenchman started his career at Monaco back in 1994 where he played as a left-winger.

Despite his goal-scoring prowess not being fully established at this stage, his blistering pace an unbridled potential meant he quickly became a fan-favourite during his five years at the club.

Henry moved to Juventus in January of 1999 for half a season but proved ineffective, he then joined the Gunners in the summer of '99, remaining at the club for eight seasons.

After making a name for himself as a world-class finisher, the French-international moved on to Barcelona before finishing his career in the MLS with the New York Red Bulls, although not before a brief yet memorable spell on loan back at the Gunners.

After three-and-a-half years as a Sky Sports pundit, Henry left his post in July 2018 to focus solely on coaching.

The 41-year-old had also been a part of the Belgium set up as a forwards coach followed by assistant manager whilst being employed by Sky.

Eventually in October 2018, Henry was appointed in his very first position as manager, not only that but it happened to be with his first club as a player - Monaco.

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Due to his connections with Sky Sports, Arsenal and the Premier League in general, British football fans have been keeping a close eye on Henry's progress as Monaco manager and to be honest, it hasn't been pretty.

With just 20 games under the Frenchman's belt, Henry has won a measly four and his woeful defensive displays have led to a disappointing -21 goal difference.

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Henry's terrible run has resulted in his position as Monaco boss appearing untenable, according to the Mirror.

Monaco currently sit at a lowly 19th in the Ligue 1 table, managing just two league wins and - even worse than that - have failed to win a solitary league game in front of their fans at the Stade Louis II.

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The final straw appears to be not only the 5-1 drubbing they received from Strasbourg but Henry's actions after the final whistle.

The former Gunner was caught saying that Strasbourg player Kevin Lala had 'a whore of a grandmother’ and despite initial denial, Henry eventually apologised.

This act not only epitomised Henry's frustration, but maybe also suggests that even the very best footballers can be seriously out of their depth in their first role as a manager.

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