Following Arsene WENGER’s announcement that he is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season, it appears as though Monaco’s current coach Leonardo JARDIM is among front runners to replace him next season.
Various reports are now suggesting that the club are looking at former cult hero Marcelo GALLARDO of River Plate as the potential candidate to fill in the vacant position, should JARDIM take up the offer to go North London.
Interesting development. Monaco are reportedly eyeing former player (also ex-PSG) & current River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo… Leonardo Jardim potentially off? Les Monegasques certainly appear to have lost steam under him in recent weeks. #ASM #CARP https://t.co/BlWjpeg7De
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) April 24, 2018
GALLARDO has long hinted his desire to manage in Europe once his chapter with River comes to an end despite just signing a four year extension deal last December. Monaco could be a perfect destinaiton for him considering three memorable years at the club as a player.
He arrived at Monaco in 1999 and was a huge success in his first year at the club. The team won the Ligue 1 title and GALLARDO was also named as French league’s Player of the Year. He also won the Trophée des Champions the following season and the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003.
It remains to be seen if GALLARDO will finally make the move to Europe.