Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim signs new contract until 2020

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim
Monaco finished third in the previous two seasons under Leonardo Jardim before winning Ligue 1

Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has been rewarded for steering the club to their first Ligue 1 title for 17 years with a new contract until 2020.

Jardim, in charge since 2014, described the last three years at the club as "exceptional".

Monaco finished eight points ahead of nearest rivals Paris St-Germain to be crowned champions of France in 2016-17.

"I feel part of AS Monaco and the principality," said Portuguese Jardim, the former Olympiakos boss.

Monaco also beat Tottenham and Manchester City on their way to reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League during 2016-17, before losing to Juventus 4-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals.

Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said Jardim had received offers to coach elsewhere.

"He is one of the best coaches in European football and despite other offers he has chosen to continue the adventure at Monaco, which demonstrates our ambition," added Vasilyev.

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