The Portuguese Leonardo Jardim has extended his managerial contract with Monaco until 2019, the Ligue1 club have announced.

Jardim, 40, will remain at the Stade Louis II until the summer of 2019.

“I’m pleased to be making this long-term commitment to Monaco,” he told the club’s official website. “This contract extension is a mark of confidence from the club and the directors.

“We have worked hard this season to put in place this new project and I’m convinced that the best is still to come. There are lots of quality youngsters in this team.

“We need to continue with what we’ve shown this season. The club is ambitious and so am I.”

Monaco are currently sit third in Ligue 1 with two matches in hand, on course to secure a place in the Champions League next season.

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