He was replaced by Henry, but the former Monaco player was himself sacked on Thursday after failing to turn around the club's fortunes.
"There comes a time when you have to have players who want to save the club and not think about their careers" he added. With Monaco languishing at the foot of Ligue One and with the club in complete disarray, his term couldn't have gone much worse there. "Franck Passi will train the team from Friday", read a brief statement.
Henry is yet to win a home league game, with their last match at the Stade Louis II ending in an embarrassing 3-1 French Cup defeat to Ligue 2 side Metz.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
The 1998 World Cup victor has won just two of 12 league games during his time at the helm and not managed a single victory in front of the home Monaco support.
"My future? [The] owners would decide when they need to decide" Henry said on Wednesday.
The club announced that they had suspended Henry, 41, yesterday but he has reportedly already left the club. There were not too many people in training yesterday. "We're sifting through them, we're going to war".
Asked who would be left out at Dijon, he replied: "You will see".
Les Monegasques have come in for scathing criticism this season, often looking dysfunctional and error-prone, while the January signing of Cesc Fabregas has yet to elevate the club and alleviate the current frustrations.
Ornstein also remarked on Henry's replacement, claiming that the man he replaced at the club, Leonardo Jardim, could make a comeback.
"It is absolutely necessary to get something in Dijon this weekend".