Leonardo Jardim sacked by Monaco; Robert Moreno named as replacement

Leonardo Jardim during the Ligue 1 match between Nantes and Monaco
Image: Leonardo Jardim has been sacked by Monaco for a second time

Monaco have sacked head coach Leonardo Jardim and replaced him with Robert Moreno.

Jardim returned to the Ligue 1 club in January after the sacking of Thierry Henry - who only lasted three months, but has since taken charge of Montreal - following his hugely successful spell in charge from 2014 to 2018.

He led them to the French league title in 2016-17, their first in 17 years, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League with a team featuring Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva and Fabinho.

Robert Moreno with Sergio Ramos
Image: Robert Moreno (left) helped Spain qualify for Euro 2020 this year

Jardim is replaced by former Spain boss Moreno, who has signed a contract unti 2022, and takes over a team seventh in Ligue 1 after 18 matches, 17 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

"We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Robert Moreno," Monaco vice president Oleg Petrov told the club's website.

"On behalf of President Dmitry Rybolovlev, I would also like to thank Leonardo Jardim for all the work accomplished and all the successes achieved in recent years."

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"Leonardo and his staff did their utmost to keep the club in Ligue 1 last season, then give the team the place it deserves in our championship. We wish him good luck for the future."

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