Ronaldo’s head coach sacked! Al-Nassr boss goes over 'bad relationship'

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • 12 Apr 2023 09:18 BST
  • 3 min read
Cristiano Ronaldo, 2022/23
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr find themselves in search of a head coach after Rudi Garcia was sacked by the club following the weekend’s scoreless draw with Al Feiha, reports in Spain state.

Garica has been dismissed because of his bad relationship with key figures at the club, but particularly in the locker room, according to reports.

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Meanwhile, results have not been what were expected of the former Roma, Lyon and Marseille boss.

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The arrival of Real Madrid and Manchester United legend Ronaldo in December was expected to spark the team to the top of the Saudi Pro League but instead they have lost first spot and find themselves second, three points behind Al-Ittihad.

Marca reports: “The French coach has been struck down as the manager due to the team's sporting problems and, especially, his bad relationship with the dressing room.

“The straw that broke the camel's back for the patience of the Saudi leaders was a confrontation that he had with his players in the dressing room, a circumstance that was the trigger for his final departure.”

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Garcia not happy with players

Rudi Garcia
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Ronaldo had left the scoreless draw with Al Feiha furious. The Portugal legend endured a frustrating evening, seeing a late shot balloon over the bar, and this was apparently the trigger for his angry scenes at full-time as he confronted the opposition players.

“The result is really bad,” Garcia told Saudi Sports Company (SSC) are the game. “I am not satisfied with the performance of the players. I asked them to play at the same level as the last game [a 5-0 win over Al-Adalah], but that didn't happen.”

AS reports that Ronaldo was also frustrated with the tactical choices of Garcia, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner of the belief that Al-Nassr are capable of playing more attractive football than they had been given the chance under the Frenchman.

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