Al Ittihad appoints new coach and club president for Club World Cup

    The CEO of Al-Ittihad Club has revealed the Tigers’ position on hiring a new technical director as a replacement for Nuno Santo in addition to the general’s presidential candidate.

    Nuno Santo
    Nuno Santo

    It is worth noting that a few days ago the Dean announced the dismissal of his Portuguese coach Nuno Santo due to the level fluctuations that the team has been experiencing with the coach lately.

    The Portuguese with Al-Ittihad Jeddah has collectively put up negative numbers in recent matches with the team, especially after it lost to the Iraqi Air Force in the AFC Champions League, putting the general in an awkward position.

    The Tigers Castle administration has also entrusted technical leadership to Saudi coach Hassan Khalifa as Santo’s replacement until a new technical staff is contracted.

    Tiger Castle’s first football team faced their counterpart, Abha’s team, in the thirteenth round of the 2023-2024 Saudi Roshan League.

    At the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium, Al-Amid won with four goals to Al-Ittihad’s two from Benzema (hat-trick) and Igor Cornado.

    The Tigers’ tally rose to 24 points, finishing fifth in the Saudi Arabian league table, while Abha remained stuck in thirteenth place with 13 points.

    Al-Ittihad decides on a new coach and reveals Al-Sanaa’s position on the club’s presidency

    Saudi Federation
    Saudi Federation

    According to a report by Hamad Al-Sanai, the federation’s director general, on Bara 18, the Jeddah federation is set to finalize its contract with Spaniard Julen Lopetegui, the former Wolverhampton coach, ahead of the Club World Cup next December.

    Al-Sanaa also made it clear that he will not run for president. Dean Because he believes that Anmar and Kaki have put in great efforts with the team and deserve to be present at the Club World Cup, which will be held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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