Al-Ittihad, reigning Saudi Arabian champions, are going through a delicate period at the moment. Despite the presence of Karim Benzema and N'Golo Kanté, the Saudi club is only 6th in the Saudi Pro League and lost again Monday evening in the Asian Champions League against the Iraqis of Al-Qowa Al-Jawija (2 -0). As a result, Nuno Espirito Santo was landed and the club management is actively looking for a new technician. According to certain sources, the Portuguese coach would also pay for his bad relationship with the 2022 Ballon d'Or.
For the coaching position Al-Ittihad has a very specific list. According to our information, Zinédine Zidane, without a club, appears at the top of it. A golden bridge should be offered to him soon. The idea of reforming the Zidane-Benzema tandem of Real Madrid is a dream for the bosses of the Saudi Arabian champion. Behind, the club management is thinking of José Mourinho, stationed at AS Roma.
If these two avenues do not come true, other technicians are whispered. Julen Lopetegui, Spain coach between 2016 and 2016, and free from any contract, but also Laurent Blanc, available since being sidelined by Lyon. Finally, the name of Hervé Renard, coach of the French women's team, is also on the shelves. The former coach of Saudi Arabia, winner in particular of Argentina at the opening of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, still enjoys good odds. But his adventure with the Blues and the prospect of the Paris Olympics makes it implausible.