Cesc Fabregas expressed his frustration at Monaco’s decision to sack former teammate, Thierry Henry.
The former midfielder joined Monaco at the ongoing winter transfer market in January but the hope of a longer stint with his former teammate was short lived as Henry was dismissed from his first senior coaching job as the club remain in Ligue 1 relegation trouble.
Despite the team’s poor form, Fabregas did not expect Henry to depart and outlined the difficulty of his situation, although he backed the Frenchman to be a success as a coach elsewhere.
One of the main big, big reasons for me to come here was that Thierry called me,” Fabregas told reporters on Monday.
Fabregas was asked for his thoughts on the board’s decision to let Henry go given the fact he just agreed to play under him
“Thierry knows me very well, he wanted me to be the leader of this team, he wanted me to play every game, every minute in my position.
“I only played two games under him, so of course, as you can imagine, the plan and the mind goes a little bit into shock for a few hours, for a few days.
“But above all I believe Thierry will be a top, top coach in the future, I have no doubt about it. And from my point of view, this is what it is. I’m not surprised with football anymore.
“All I can say is that I work for Monaco, I play for Monaco. I made that decision and I will give everything.”