Monaco sack vice-president Vasilyev over ‘important mistakes’
AS Monaco have sacked vice-president Vadim Vasilyev after “important mistakes” saw the club drop to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table, president Dmitri Rybolovlev said on Thursday.
“Important mistakes were made last year, leading to our worst results in seven years,” Russian Rybolovlev said in a statement.
“It is time for change. And these changes do not only affect the team, they also affect the management. That is why I have decided to release Vadim Vasilyev from his duties as vice president.”
Monaco are currently third from bottom in Ligue 1, one point below the safety zone, following a slight improvement in form after their former coach Leonardo Jardim was last month brought back to replace the sacked Thierry Henry.
The 44-year-old Portuguese Jardim, who led the club to the French title and the Champions League semi-finals in 2017, was sacked last October after a poor start to the season.
REUTERS/Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris