AS Monaco backs Henry after 4-0 PSG defeat

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Monaco football club has backed coach Thierry Henry after his difficult start continued with a 4-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

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Henry has only taken one point from his first four league games, but vice-president Vadim Vasilyev told Canal+ that Henry is a “long-term” solution for the club.

Monaco is his first senior coaching role, after playing the role of assistant with the Belgian national team.

He took over an already struggling Monaco team, which started the season badly and has struggled to score points in the league.

Vasilyev said after the PSG loss, “Thierry came here for the long term, not the short term. He’s not a firefighter. Otherwise, we should have gone for another profile as coach.

“We’ve never had as many injured players. We’re lacking confidence, we’re lacking luck.”