Thierry Henry says his sacking by Monaco comes with “great sadness” as the French club reappointed Leonardo Jardim as their new manager.
Monaco dismissed Henry from his first managerial role on Thursday with the club second from bottom in Ligue 1.
In a statement outlining the re-appointment of Jardim, 44, the club’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said sacking him in October was “premature”.
“Leonardo should have had an opportunity to continue,” he said.
“We have to acknowledge that during the summer transfer window, we sold too many key players and, despite considerable investments, mistakes were made with respect to their replacements.
“This did not allow us to create a new, competitive team. The decision to dismiss Leonardo Jardim was also premature.
“Thierry Henry is a football legend but a very unfavourable mix of circumstances, including, above all, numerous injuries to our players, hampered him from quickly and effectivelym out of the crisis.
“We believe our players will gain momentum and that, together with Leonardo Jardim as the manager, Monaco will be able to overcome this crisis.”