Didier Deschamps reluctant to comment on Henry to Monaco rumours

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The World cup winning coach has expressed reluctance towards speaking on reports linking Henry with the Monaco job as Jardim remains in charge.

Deschamps is cautious over backing Thierry Henry to replace Leonardo Jardim as Monaco manager while the Portuguese remains in charge despite reports that the Ligue 1 side could hire the former Arsenal player to replace him.

The principality side have endured a terrible start to the current season sitting 18th in the league with six points and Jardim who led the side to the title in 2016-17 and a semi-final finish in the UEFA Champions League in the same year is said to be facing dismissal.

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Henry who is touted as a possible replacement for Jardim began his illustrous playing career at the Principality outfit before completing a successful move to Arsenal to become one of the world’s best strikers.

The Belgium assistant coach has been linked with a lot of managerial positions in the past which failed to materialise and Deschamps while speaking to the media referenced the Bourdeaux job Henry was linked to earlier in the year, only for the deal to fall through.

“I don’t know if you always have the right information but so far nothing is official yet,” Deschamps told reporters.

“It was the same case in Bordeaux at the beginning of the season. But I wish him [Henry] all the best.

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“’Titi’ has taken some time to make his choice, he is doing well with Belgium. If he gets this opportunity, which is not confirmed yet, he should jump in the deep end at some point.

“So let’s wait and see. Maybe tomorrow you’ll tell me that he is not going to Monaco eventually.

“And there is still a coach. Leonardo Jardim is the coach, even if I like Thierry Henry I don’t want to anticipate things as I respect Jardim. I’m not sure it would happen as everyone is announcing.”

Henry took up a coaching role with the Belgium national team in 2016 becoming Roberto Martinez’s second assistant coach alongside Graeme Jones.

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