Monaco have suspended manager Thierry Henry while they settle on a choice on his future.
There had been hypothesis that the Ligue 1 strugglers were set to sack the France World Cup champ and supplant him with antecedent Leonardo Jardim.
The 2017 French bosses are in the transfer zone after four successes in 20 diversions under Henry.
An announcement on the club site read: “AS Monaco has chosen to suspend first-group coach Thierry Henry.”
Henry had talked bullishly before on Thursday, saying his group were “doing battle” in Saturday’s game against Dijon after five matches without a success.
“We require folks who need to spare the club, who don’t consider themselves,” Henry said. Asked who might be forgotten at Dijon, he answered: “You will see. There are such a large number of names … ”
Monaco gave Henry, one of their previous players, his first occupation as an administrator after he had functioned as a right hand to Roberto Martínez with Belgium, including at the World Cup.