THIERRY HENRY SUFFERS DEFEAT IN HIS FIRST GAME IN CHARGE OF AS MONACO

AS Monaco coach Thierry Henry suffered defeat in his first match in charge of the municipal club as they lost in an away game to Strasbourg 2:1 on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

With this, Monaco has lost their sixth league game in Ligue 1. Monaco also had Samuel Grandsir sent off in the second half.

Henry was appointed a week ago following the sacking of Leonardo Jardim. Monaco is currently in the relegation zone in Ligue 1 with six points from their opening 10 league games, as well as two Champions League defeats.

Henry spent five years at Monaco as a player winning the league in 1997. Before his appointment as Monaco coach he held an assistant coaching role with the Belgian national team since 2016.

Monaco were trying to cancel out an Adrien Thomasson header which goalkeeper Seydou Sy fumbled into his own net in the first half when winger Grandsir was shown a straight red for a dangerous challenge on Anthony Goncalves in the 66th minute.

Henry had already had to replace striker Radamel Falcao, who limped off after 37 minutes.

Monaco had a number of chances from set pieces before Strasbourg’s Lebo Mothiba chipped over the advancing goal keeper six minutes from time. Youri Tielemans pulled a consolation goal back for Monaco from the penalty spot in stoppage time.

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