Following the strings of poor results both in the league and cup games, Monaco have sacked coach Robert Moreno and are preparing to hire former Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac, a source close to the Ligue 1 club told AFP on Saturday.

The sacking 42 year old Spaniard comes four months after he last managed the team, prior to the football season in France being curtailed in March following the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

His last match in charge at Monaco was a 2-1 defeat at Brest, and he failed to win any of his side’s final three games before the campaign was halted in early March.

Monaco has a season to forget has they ended the Lique one campaign in ninth position, with Moreno winning five of his 12 games at the helm, drawing three and losing the other four matches.

The appointment of new sporting Director Paul Mitchell by new owner of the club Dimitri Rybolovlev affected Moreno and the performance of the team.

Before taking over as head coach of Monaco, Moreno was in charge of Spanish national when Luis Enrique temporarily stepped away from the team.

Super Eagles and on loan Galatasaray forward, Henry Onyekuru will return to the club after completing a loan spell with the Turkish giants.

The 23-year-old joined Galatasaray on a six-month deal in January. He featured 11 times for Galatasaray this season, scoring once and made one assist.

Meanwhile, if the reports coming from the principality club is to be considered, former Croatia international Niko Kovac may be announced as the new manager if the club.