June 23, 2024

Argentinian Marcelo Gallardo succeeds Nuno Espirito Santo as Al-Ittihad’s newest coach.

Gallardo beforehand loved a profitable eight-year spell with Argentinian aspect River Plate, guiding them to quite a few trophies [Getty/file photo]

Saudi champions Al-Ittihad have named Argentine Marcelo Gallardo as coach by way of to 2025 following the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo, the membership mentioned on Saturday.

Gallardo returns to administration after leaving River Plate final 12 months following an eight-year spell that noticed him information the staff to 14 titles, together with two Copa Libertadores, making him the membership’s most profitable coach.

“The Board of Administrators of Al-Ittihad pronounces the signing of a brand new teaching workers, led by the Argentinian Marcelo Gallardo, to educate the soccer first staff with a contract extending for a 12 months and a half,” the membership mentioned.

Al-Ittihad are fifth within the Saudi Professional League having gained solely as soon as of their final 5 video games.

In addition they slumped to a 2-0 loss at Air Pressure Membership of their final Asian Champions League match, although they nonetheless lead Group C with 9 factors from 4 video games towards seven for the Iraqis. 

The Jeddah membership signed Actual Madrid and France star participant Karim¬†Benzema in summer season, amid the Saudi Professional League’s spending spree on high-profile worldwide gamers.

Former Chelsea participant N’golo Kante and Liverpool midfielder Fabinho additionally joined the Saudi membership throughout final summer season’s switch window.

(Reuters)

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