By Syed Hosni
Saturday, November 18, 2023 11:05 PM
The club announced Jeddah Union The Saudi club announced on Saturday the signing of Argentina coach Marcelo Gallardo to take over the technical duties of the club’s first team football team, which includes Egyptian international Ahmed Hegazi, to succeed Portuguese Nuno Santo.
The official account of Saudi Al-Ittihad Club, via the social network and microblogging site “X”, released a video revealing the agreement with Gallardo, which has been extended for one and a half years.
In an introductory video showing images of the coach at various age levels, the Zeta federation wrote: “We are pleased to announce our new coach, Marcelo Gallardo.”“.
Gallardo took charge of Uruguay Nacional and Argentina’s River Plate, respectively, before taking office from December 2022, nearly a year ago.
According to reports, Al-Ittihad have signed technical director Marcelo Gallardo to a contract until June 2025, with an option to extend it by 18 months until June 2027..
Etihad Jeddah Club have decided to offload Nuno Santo after the negative results the team has achieved in recent times, with the level fluctuating..
Saudi Al-Ittihad is fifth in the Saudi Professional League standings with 24 points..