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Leonardo Jardim led Monaco to the French title in 2017, the first time they had won it since 2000

Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim with the club third from bottom of France’s Ligue 1.

The news potentially opens the way for Thierry Henry to become the French club’s next boss after their former striker was linked with the role.

Former France and Arsenal star Henry, 41, began his career at Monaco and helped them win Ligue 1 in 1997.

Portuguese boss Jardim was appointed in 2014 and led the club to the French title in 2017, their first since 2000.

The 44-year-old also guided Monaco to the Champions League semi-finals in 2016-17 and helped develop players such as forward Kylian Mbappe, now at Paris St-Germain.

In a club statement,