Who is closest to succeeding Gallardo in coaching the Saudi Al-Ittihad?

Long live club Saudi Federation During the current season, there was a state of confusion and fluctuation at the technical level outside the field in terms of the position of coach, in addition to the decline in results many times, which made him lose the title of “Roshen” after he achieved it last season after an absence for many years.

And achieved Crescent moon The title in the current season is three rounds before the end of the tournament, and Al-Ittihad occupies fifth place with 51 points from 32 matches after winning 15 matches, drawing in six and suffering 11 defeats, and is close to staying away from Asian participation in the new season, which is deteriorating the situation at the present time for To the administration, after it made historic contracts during the last summer transfer period.

The Union had spent nearly 124 million euros ($134.4 million) during the summer transfer period, and included the Frenchman. Karim Benzema In a free transfer deal after the end of his contract with Spanish Real Madrid, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho and Gota, but these contracts did not bear fruit in the current season, in a major shock to the club’s management headed by Anmar Al-Haili.

Al-Ittihad recently suffered a strong defeat against Al-Ettifaq with five clean goals in the 31st round of the Saudi Professional League, which made reports circulate that the club’s management had already taken a decision to leave Argentine coach Marcelo Gallardo.

Gallardo (48 years old) led the Al-Ittihad team in 31 matches, winning 14, drawing four and suffering 13 defeats. His players scored 50 goals and conceded 54 others.

Al-Ittihad recently tied with its Gulf counterpart in the 32nd round of the Saudi Professional League with a score of (1-1), which increased the chances of Gallardo’s departure from the team, and reports began to talk about alternatives in order to be present at the head of the technical staff of the “Roshen” title holder.

Gallardo’s departure

According to press reports, the Union’s management took the decision based on the decline in the level of results and the unsatisfactory performance of the players, which is what the club did not wait for at the time of finalizing the deals during the last summer transfer period.

According to what was published by the Argentine channel TYC, stability has been reached within the corridors of Al-Ittihad Club regarding the departure of the former River Plate coach, but there is currently disagreement over the date of announcing the decision, whether at the present time or after the end of the current season.

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Reports began to suggest alternatives to take over the leadership of the Al-Ittihad team next season after the departure of Gallardo, as the club wants to search for a distinguished CV in the coming days in order to officially contract with him.

Some press reports indicated that one of the reasons the administration was considering the coach’s departure was that some players were not convinced by his technical ideas on the field.

During the past few hours, media outlets revealed that the Italian coach of Juventus, Maximiliano Allegri, was included in the list nominated to coach Al-Ittihad Club in the new season, especially after the news indicating the Italian club’s intention to dismiss the coach within the next few hours.

According to what was published by the Italian “Calciomercato” website, Juventus may announce within hours the official dismissal of Allegri, despite his recent victory in the Italian Cup at the expense of Atalanta with a score of (1-0).

In the past few hours, the Portuguese coach of the English Fulham team, Marco Silva, has appeared among the candidates to coach Al-Ittihad Club, who is considered the strongest on the list to officially take over the position in the new season, and has been nominated before on more than one occasion to take over some Saudi teams, not just Al-Ittihad.

The Portuguese coach of the French team Lille, Paulo Fonseca, is among the names nominated to coach Al-Ittihad, due to his great experience, but the position of the Saudi club’s management has not yet been decided on the final name that will take over the technical leadership in the new season.

Thus, it is expected that Al-Ittihad Club’s decision regarding its new coach will be announced within the next few days, before the start of the summer transfer period, in order to strengthen the team’s ranks in order for the team to return to competing for the championship next season.

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