Monaco have suspended head coach Thierry Henry until a final decision is made on his future.
Henry was only appointed in October 2018 after the departure of his predecessor, Leonardo Jardim – who now looks set to make a shock return to the club.
At a news conference earlier on Thursday, Henry had spoken of making sweeping changes to his team ahead of Saturday’s game against Dijon saying: “We need guys who want to save the club, who don’t think about themselves. We’re going to war.”
“Asked who would be left out, he replied: “You will see. There are too many names.”
Leonardo Jardim looks set for a surprise comeback as Monaco head coach, having been replaced by Henry
The former Arsenal star managed just five wins in all competitions in his three months in charge of the Ligue 1 team, who are in the relegation zone, two points from safety.
Henry is yet to win a home league game, with their last match at the Stade Louis II ending in an embarrassing 3-1 French Cup defeat to Ligue 2 side Metz.
Henry accused some Monaco players of only caring about their own futures, shortly before he was suspended by the French club
Their previous game there resulted in a dreadful 5-1 league defeat to Strasbourg, meaning Monaco have not won at home since May last season.
Henry – who has won just two of his 12 Ligue 1 matches – was forced to apologise for insulting Strasbourg defender Kenny Lala during their recent league defeat.
Henry’s last Monaco Ligue 1 victory came on December 4 at Amiens
Television cameras caught the Frenchman shouting abusive language at Lala as he delayed a throw-in with Strasbourg winning 2-1.
Henry’s assistant Franck Passi (right) will take temporary charge of first-team affairs
Henry’s assistant Franck Passi – who had spells as caretaker boss of Marseille and Lille – will take training on Friday ahead of the home league match against Toulouse on Saturday February 2.