Al Nassr Coach Rudi Garcia Given One Game to Save His Job
The future of Al Nassr Coach Rudi Garcia hangs by a thread after he was given an ultimatum to win the upcoming match against their rivals Al Hilal, or face the consequences of losing his job. A source revealed to ESPN that the 59-year-old former Roma and Lyon coach, who has been in charge at Al Nassr since June 2022, has come under immense pressure from management after failing to clinch the top spot in the Saudi Pro League.
Reports of a perceived rift between Garcia and Al Nassr’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo have only escalated the tension. Ronaldo recently joined the team in December 2021 after cancelling his contract with Manchester United.
Despite winning seven out of their past eight Saudi Pro League matches, Al Nassr is still three points behind league leaders Al Ittihad, making the upcoming match against Al Hilal a must-win for Garcia and his team.
The source also revealed that Al Hilal is actively negotiating to sign Lionel Messi, which puts additional pressure on Garcia to win. With the notoriously high turnover rate of coaches in the Saudi Pro League, averaging just over four months in their posts, Garcia has already surpassed most of his peers’ tenure at Al Nassr.
Stay up to date on this intense showdown when Al Nassr faces traditional rivals Al Hilal on Tuesday.
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