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Jardim extends contract with Ligue 1 champions Monaco until 2020

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Leonardo Jardim has been regarded as Europe’s one of the most promising young coach after he guided Monaco to the French title after 17 years.

There had been speculation that the Venezuelan was set to a move to Chinese Super League as per the Portuguese outlet A Bola.

However, Jardim had signed fresh terms with the French Champions and will look to continue in the same way as they did this season

“The confidence the club has shown in me has always been essential to me,”

he told Monaco’s official website.

“I feel part of AS Monaco and of the principality. I’m therefore very happy to continue my work at AS Monaco.

He also added

“The last three seasons have been exceptional, crowned by the title of champions of France in May. We will, therefore, work with the same ambition to continue this project and continue to grow this club with the same passion that has inspired us from the beginning.

“I’m certain that the future looks very exciting at Monaco.”

Jardim will look to guide this young Monaco team on the same path which he did this season and will hope that he can win more silverware for the principality club.

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Monaco has been one of the most exciting teams in Europe as they scored 107 goals in 38 Ligue 1 games as they beat PSG to win the French title after 17 years.

Jardim’s charges also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, downing Man City and Borussia Dortmund in the knockout stages before losing to Juventus in the last four.

But the youngsters who have been an integral part of this success are often raided or has been linked with other European clubs. Bernardo Silva who was one of the stand-out performers has left Monaco to join City, while players like Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko have been linked with several big money moves away from the principality.

So it will be a challenge for Jardim and his men to retain the success that they had this season and again they have to prove the world that they are a serious force to reckon with.