Phil Costa

Leonardo Jardim sacked as Monaco manager

Leonardo Jardim has been sacked as manager of Monaco.

Jardim has enjoyed a successful tenure with the principality side, guiding them to a Ligue 1 title and developing talents like Kylian Mbappé, Thomas Lemar and Bernardo Silva.

However, after their exciting young side was torn apart, results have become progressively worse with Monaco currently sitting 18th in France’s top flight.

“I’m grateful and proud to have been AS Monaco coach for more than four years,” Jardim told the club’s official website.

“I’ve always given my very best and worked with passion. We achieved some great victories together and I’ll always keep those memories.”

“I want to thank with deepest respect Leonardo for all the work done,” said vice president Vadim Vasilyev.

“Leonardo has established himself on the bench of AS Monaco as a reference in Europe and leaves behind a very positive balance sheet.

“His passage will remain as one of the most beautiful pages in the history of the club.Leonardo will still be part of the AS Monaco family.”