Jardim will be at Monaco next season – Vasilyev

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The Portuguese has been linked with several openings in recent weeks, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim will not leave the Stade Louis II club this summer, sporting director Vadim Vasilyev has confirmed.

The Portuguese has been linked with a number of top jobs over recent weeks, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain among the clubs reputedly interested in his services.

Vasilyev, however, says that the man who led Monaco to an unlikely Ligue 1 title in 2016-17 will remain in charge of the club on a long-term basis because he is the “ideal” man for the job.

"At the time he arrived, it was complicated, and I had met several candidates,” Vasilyev told Goal

“He had results behind him, it's true, but when I spoke with him I felt his personality and his intelligence. I said: ‘OK, he's the candidate.’ 

“I am happy that life has proved me right because I was behind his arrival in Monaco. 

“He is ideal because he fits into this project. Indeed, it became his project.”

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The Russian admitted that the Monaco job is not right for everyone due to the turnover of players, with key players such as Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Kylian Mbappe among those to depart the club last summer.

“It's not for all coaches, it's really hard to see so many players coming and going,” Vasilyev admitted. “A coach who has the intelligence, the courage and the motivation to work with a team that needs [to be] constantly rebuilt, who remains ambitious and behind the decisions of his club, is rare.”

Monaco finished second in Ligue 1 this season, 13 points adrift of runaway winners Paris Saint-Germain, who also defeated them in the Coupe de la Ligue final.

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