Thierry Henry is yet to get his first win after five games since being appointed as the head coach at AS Monaco. The former Arsenal striker has been on the management path for quite some time and he recently assisted Coach Roberto Martinez as Belgium reached the semis of the FIFA World Cup. There was so much excitement when he was finally appointed as the coach of a top side in France. However, it has been a poor start for Henry.
In the Ligue 1, after 12 games, Monaco are 19th, sharing the same points with the bottom side Guingamp. With fixtures against league leaders PSG, a league match away to Caen after the international break before end of the month meeting against Atletico Madrid, the future remains bleak for Monaco.
Henry got the endorsement of several top football persons including William Gallas and Robert Pires in France. Monaco were 18th in the league when he took over, now they are one spot below and they could be bottom of the log if they don’t quickly pick up pace.
Before Henry accepted the Monaco role, he had reportedly offers from English side Aston Villa and Bordeaux. He preferred Monaco that had some pedigree despite the tough task of inspiring the team. He likely felt as a former player he would understand their situation and help them get up again. Unfortunately this has not been the case, and there are early calls for his sack.