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BREAKING NEWS: Monaco sack Jardim 17 months after Ligue 1 title triumph

332   //    11 Oct 2018, 17:04 IST
Leonardo Jardim
Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim

Monaco have sacked Leonardo Jardim after winning a single match in Ligue 1 this season.

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

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 departing.

And Jardim has paid the price for Monaco's poor start to the season, which has seen them take just six points from nine league matches, while Champions League defeats to Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund leave them bottom of Group A.

Speaking to the club's official website, Jardim said: "I'm grateful and proud to have been AS Monaco coach for more than four years.

"I've always given my very best and worked with passion. We achieved some great victories together and I'll always keep those memories."