According to a sources, Al-Nassr is looking to hire Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho as potential replacements for Rudi Garcia, who was dismissed on Thursday.
Despite being in second place in the Saudi Pro League with only eight games left, Rudi Garcia was sacked by Al-Nassr. In the meantime, Dinko Jelicic, the Under-19 head coach, has been appointed as interim manager before the critical match against Al-Hilal on Tuesday. Al-Nassr is determined to find a new head coach with lofty goals, and Zinedine Zidane and Jose Mourinho, who have both won the Champions League, are their top targets. Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in the selection process of these high-profile names.
“Al-Nassr can announce that head coach Rudi Garcia has left the club by mutual agreement,” said a club statement. “The board and everyone at Al-Nassr would like to thank Rudi and his staff for their dedicated work during the past eight months.”
Al-Nassr has grand ambitions to elevate the status of the Saudi league, which has garnered the attention of the highest levels of government in the kingdom. As a result, the club is looking to recruit a prominent head coach to complement the highest scorer in men’s international football. According to an insider, the club has verbally offered Zinedine Zidane the job, as he has been jobless since his second departure from Real Madrid in 2021. Cristiano Ronaldo is thought to be involved in the negotiations.