Cesc Fabregas has spent an incredible 4 and a half years at Chelsea before deciding to take on a new challenge at AS Monaco in Monte Carlo. The Spaniard believes his move was inspired by an old colleague – Thierry Henry.
Henry’s reign at Monaco just didn’t click and having managing just five wins in 20 games in all competitions and failing to lift them away from the relegation zone saw him get the sack.
His final league game in charge was a 5-1 thrashing at home to Strasbourg last weekend that left the club 19th in the table and three points from safety.
“I am not going to lie, one of the main reasons for me coming to Monaco is that Thierry called me,” said Fabregas, who played alongside Henry at Arsenal between 2003 and 2011. “He wanted me to play every game, every minute.”
“We are sad for ‘Titi’ because I really think he will be a top coach, I am sure of it,” added Fabregas.
“Football doesn’t wait and maybe it was not the right moment or he didn’t have the time to fulfil all his plans and everything he wanted to do. That is life, it happens.”
Leonardo Jardim has come back for another spell at Principality and Fabregas looks to be a vital part of Monaco’s future.