Some Manchester United fans are urging their club to pounce to replace Jose Mourinho with Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim as he reportedly nears the sack.
The Portuguese tactician has generally impressed in his time with the Ligue 1 club, but his side have made a woeful start to this season.
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Jardim was linked with some bigger clubs earlier this year, with the Daily Mirror claiming he was one candidate for the Arsenal job, which has since gone to Unai Emery, while Sport claimed he was also a target for the Chelsea job, which has since gone to Maurizio Sarri.
More recently, the Independent have listed the 44-year-old as one of a number of contenders in mind at Manchester United should they decide to sack Jose Mourinho.
Selon mes informations, Leonardo Jardim ne sera plus l'entraîneur de l'AS Monaco ces prochains jours. Mon petit doigt me dit que le remplaçant est déjà dans les tuyaux….
— Romain Molina (@Romain_Molina) October 9, 2018
That opportunity may now be on for the Red Devils, with journalist Romain Molina reporting that Jardim could be sacked by Monaco in the coming days, with contact made with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry over replacing him.
As noted by our friends at Stretty News, Jardim has not actually given a great account of himself as a potential MUFC manager this season after some shocking form from Monaco.
If Jardim is all that, why are Monaco doing so poorly this season? 18th in Ligue 1 after winning one game from nine and he's on the verge of getting sacked.
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) October 9, 2018
Still, he has done some fine work with the club’s young players in recent times, playing a major role in bringing through talent like Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar, Bernardo Silva, Fabinho and others who have since left the club.
That would be tough for any manager to deal with, but when he had that talent available to him, Jardim had Monaco playing some of the best football in Europe as they won the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2016/17.
Little wonder then that these United fans now want their club to pounce after a poor start to the season under Mourinho…
Man Utd should employ Jardim & Paul Mitchell, right now. Act quickly and swiftly!
— ? (@iAmAjCool) October 9, 2018
Would be ridiculously harsh of Monaco to fire Jardim, who has done an outstanding job for Monaco in always difficult circumstance.
Hopefully it won't affect his reputation too much.
Brings through youngsters, encourages good football – sounds a good fit for Man Utd…!
— Jeremy Smith (@jeremysmith98) October 9, 2018
Hearing Jardim will be sacked within a few days …. pic.twitter.com/QSgY3Qx98H
— Mike (@UtdExcellence) October 9, 2018
Utd should be all over Jardim https://t.co/uO9n9Mkhwe
— galway (@galway89) October 9, 2018
— ManUtd_Rambler! (@ManUtd_Rambler) October 9, 2018
Jardim to Utd ? https://t.co/pyHWns6jj0
— Quinhentos por dia (@joEdepth) October 9, 2018
I’d take either Jardim or Zidane, can’t deal with more defensive football. Poch maybe in the summer but we’d have to persuade him
— ethan #JOSEOUT (@UtdEthan) October 9, 2018
Jardim has been sacked by Monaco? Would be a great appoitment for United imo.
— Tom Thorp (@Tom_Thorp) October 9, 2018
United should hire the better Portuguese manager Jardim
— Na? (@NabardWaissi) October 9, 2018
Jardim is going to be a wanted man if it’s true he’s about to be sacked by Monaco. Can imagine United, Dortmund, Madrid and many more clubs are massively eyeing him up!
— Jack Rowlands (@_jackrowlands) October 9, 2018
With Jardim sacked that is another option for United. He can't really be blamed for this season when Monaco stripped him of all his assets over the past few seasons Martial, Bernardo, Mbappe, Mendy etc.
— Miles// (@pardonater) October 9, 2018