Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad.
Al Ittihad announced through the club’s channels on Monday (Aug. 8), “Following a comprehensive technical evaluation process, the club has decided to terminate the contractual relationship with Nuno. Coach Hassan Khalifa will be in charge of first-team training until the contractual process with a new coach is completed and the staff is reorganized. The club would like to thank Mr. Nuno for his hard work during his tenure and wish him every success for the future,” said the official statement.
Nuno is a Portuguese coach who has worked with Malaga, Panathinaikos, Hibernian, Valencia and Porto. He took over the reins at Wolverhampton in 2017, and his stock began to rise. He earned a passing grade when he promoted Wolverhampton from the English Championship to the Premier League (PL), and has since impressed by being competitive in the top flight. 카지노사이트
He joined Tottenham ahead of the 2021-22 season. Tottenham, who had just sacked Jose Mourinho and were struggling to find a successor, surprised by bringing in Nuno. His lack of success at the big club level was crucial.
As expected. Nuno won his first three PL games on a three-game winning streak and was named manager of the month, but it was all downhill from there. A poor run of form and subsequent poor results led to his dismissal after just 17 games in charge.
Nunu spent the next few years on the sidelines, looking for a European spot, but was unsuccessful. He was then approached by Al Ittihad of the Saudi Professional League, who offered him a move to Asia. The contract was for two years, until 2024.
The 2022-23 season was a success. The team won the Saudi Professional League and the Saudi Super Cup, making it a double crown. The team was praised for winning two trophies on an unfamiliar stage.
But it didn’t last long. This season, they’re sitting in sixth place in the league, despite making a number of good signings, including Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho, Zotta, and Luis Felipe. Add to that the rumors of a feud with Benzema, and you have a very unstable position.
Eventually, he was sacked after a 0-2 Asian Champions League defeat against Al Quds and Al Jawiya. It was a huge blot on his managerial career.