Saudi newspaper reports have revealed the extent of the financial losses suffered by Saudi club Al Ittihad following the decision to terminate the contract with Portuguese coach Nuno Santo, the team’s mentor..
A few days ago, Ittihad Jeddah FC announced the dismissal of Santo from his position due to the poor results the team has experienced in the last period as they failed to win in their last five league matches and suffered a surprise 2-0 loss. defeat to their host, Al Quwa Al Jawiya of Iraq, in the AFC Champions League.
Nuno Santo is costing the Saudi Federation financial losses
As the Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadiah reported, citing its source, the brigadier general will pay Santo the remaining salary under the contract for about 8 months, totaling about 4 million euros.
She continued as both parties signed a binding agreement to transfer his entire salary to him in a certain mechanism and within a certain time frame.
Santo led the Tigers to the Saudi League title last season after a 14-year absence, as well as the Saudi Super Cup. He also won the AFC Champions League and took part in the Club World Cup.
It’s worth noting that several Saudi reports talk about an agreement to manage the team. Dean At the next stage, the team will be coached by Spaniard Julen Lopetegui.