Adi Hütter already under pressure at Monaco?

Inconsistency in the league and the prospect of a takeover for AS Monaco may have placed Adi Hütter’s position as manager under increased pressure. 

Despite a strong start to the league campaign which saw them in first place after two-game weeks, results and performances have begun to deteriorate under the summer appointment, and the club have now slipped out of the Champions League positions. 

Monaco have only managed to secure thirteen points in their last nine games in the league, and according to L’Équipe, this has left some in the hierarchy questioning whether their manager is the right figure to lead this project. 

Champions League qualification a must for Hütter

Only two points away from OGC Nice in second, and through to the round of 16 in the Coupe de France, where Monaco will face a favourable tie against FC Rouen, does not spell disaster for Hütter. 

Especially when the manager is operating without a significant number of his first-team squad, Caio Henrique (26) has suffered a long-term injury and may not feature again this season, while six players are absent due to the ongoing African Cup of Nations and AFC Asian Cup. 

However, this year offered a unique opportunity to Monaco, the slow start from RC Lens and Olympique de Marseille, provided a chance to place Les Monégasques firmly in control of the Champions League places. And, as reported by L’Équipe, the decision-makers at the club are said to believe that this chance has been wasted through the inconsistent and irregular showings from the team.

Hütter’s side have lost three times in their last six games in the league, and the victories recorded in this period have done little to alleviate concerns within the club, as performances lacked some of the edge that had won plaudits at the start of the season. 

Monaco deny the rumours  

Qualification for the Champions League is a non-negotiable for the club, and concerns that they may not succeed in this aim under Hütter could be enough for these alleged internal conversations to become action. 

These rumours are not helped by the recent reports that the owner, Dmitry Rybolovlev, has received two substantial offers for the club. This sort of instability behind the scenes could weaken Hütter’s position, especially if a new owner comes in with a new direction. 

However, L’Équipe states that Monaco have denied to them that there has been any internal speculation on the future of their manager. 

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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