Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry, is set to be named as the new manager of struggling french side, FC Monaco according to ESPN FC.

Henry will take up the job after the club decided to part ways with Leonardo Jardim because of a very poor start to the season.

Monaco are currently languishing in 18th position on the French ligue1 table, just a point from the bottom with nine games already played.

The home loss to Rennes at the weekend, sealed Jardim’s fate as Monoco recorded a 4th consecutive defeat and have not won in 10 straight matches.

Henry is currently an assistant coach in the Belgian national team set up and reports indicates he turned down serious advances from championship team Aston Villa for the Monaco job.

He is said to have consulted with French manager Didier Deschamps about the prospects of coaching in France and looks set to accept an offer.

The Arsenal legend watched Monaco’s last Champions league loss to Atletico Madrid and is said to be relishing the chance of taking up his first managerial role.

Only minor details remain for the deal to be sealed as both parties have been in contact.

Henry will be charged with resurrecting Monaco’s season, a task which will not be easy as the club sold major first team players over the summer.

This will be his first managerial appointment and the French man is said to be confident of archeiving results.

Given his professional Insights while on punditry duty over time, he looks set to excel in the role.