Arsenal legend Henry replacing Jardim at Monaco would be 'interesting', says Henrichs

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The former Gunners striker has been heavily linked with the now-vacant post at the Ligue 1 club and one of their players is an admirer

Monaco full-back Benjamin Henrichs says it would be "interesting" if Thierry Henry replaced Leonardo Jardim at the Ligue 1 club.

Jardim was sacked on Thursday, with Monaco currently 18th in Ligue 1, having taken one win from their opening nine games.

Henry has been heavily linked with the post as he looks for his first managerial job, having held talks with Aston Villa before the appointment of Dean Smith as their new manager.

The Arsenal legend was also close to becoming the new manager at Bordeaux, although a breakdown in talks saw Ricardo Gomes eventually brought in to replace Gustavo Poyet.

Monaco have yet to comment on the reports around Henry's apparently imminent appointment, but Henrichs admits that he would love to work under the former Barcelona, Arsenal and New York Red Bulls striker.

"For me, he's an extraordinary player, a legend of Arsenal," he told L'Equipe.

"It would be interesting if he comes here. But I can't say more."

Jardim led the club to Ligue 1 glory in the 2016-17 campaign, ending Paris Saint-Germain's stranglehold on the title, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in the same season.

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But Monaco's talented young squad has been decimated by sales since then, with stars including Kylian Mbappe, Bernardo Silva, Thomas Lemar, Fabinho and Benjamin Mendy all departing.

While also struggling in Ligue 1, Monaco are bottom of their Champions League group following defeats to Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

Monaco were beaten 2-1 at home by Rennes in their last match to seal Jardim's fate, with an away fixture against Strasbourg next up as they look to get back on track, potentially with Henry in charge.

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