Monaco Fires Coach Jardim After Poor Start To Season

PADERBORN, GERMANY - JULY 21: Head coach Leonardo Jardim of Monaco reacts during the friendly match between SC Paderborn and AS Monaco at Benteler Arena on July 21, 2018 in Paderborn, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

League 1 club AS Monaco fired coach Leonardo Jardim on Thursday following a poor start to the season which has left last season’s runners-up 18th in the 20-team table.

After beating Nantes 3-1 away on the opening day of the season, Monaco failed to win any of their subsequent eight league games and had lost both matches in their Champions’ League group.

“Monaco have ended their collaboration with Leonardo Jardim,” the club said in a statement.

Portuguese Jardim said: “I am grateful and proud to have trained AS Monaco for more than four years.

“I always gave my best and worked with passion. We had some great victories together and I will always keep those memories.”