Monaco have suspended manager Thierry Henry while they make a decision on his future.
There had been speculation that the Ligue 1 strugglers were set to sack the France World Cup winner and replace him with predecessor Leonardo Jardim.
The 2017 French champions are in the relegation zone after four wins in 20 games under Henry.
A statement on the club website read: “AS Monaco has decided to suspend first-team coach Thierry Henry.”
Henry had talked bullishly earlier on Thursday, saying his team were “going to war” in Saturday’s game against Dijon after five matches without a win.
“We need guys who want to save the club, who don’t think about themselves,” Henry said. Asked who would be left out at Dijon, he replied: “You will see. There are too many names …”
Monaco gave Henry, one of their former players, his first job as a manager after he had worked as an assistant to Roberto Martínez with Belgium, including at the World Cup.