Al-Ittihad is looking for a coach. The Saudi club, reigning Saudi Pro League champion, currently 6th and which remains on just one victory in its last six matches in all competitions, could turn to a French technician to replace Nuno Espririto Santo, sacked on Tuesday.
Relations between the Portuguese coach and Karim Benzema were clearly not in good shape. According to information from Spanish media Revelo, the Jeddah club is targeting a French coach “in accordance with the preferences of the team’s two main stars, Benzema and Kanté”.
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Laurent Blanc, without a club since his departure from Olympique Lyonnais on September 11, seems a credible candidate to succeed Nuno Espirito Santo. The former PSG coach already knows the region well. He was at the head of the Qatari club Al-Rayyan for two seasons (2020-2022).
The name of Zinedine Zidane has also been mentioned in certain rumors, but this track seems more to be a fantasy of the leaders of Al-Ittihad than a real option. To be continued…