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It goes no further: Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia fired Marcelo Gallardo

It goes no further: Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia fired Marcelo Gallardo

The former technical director of River had been eliminated from the King’s Cup of Champions in the semifinals at the hands of Al Hilal and suffered three defeats in a row in the local championship, with some wins included, something that led the leadership to fire him.

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He Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia decided this Monday to end the contract as coach of Marcelo Gallardowho had arrived at the club at the end of November, but he was never able to direct it with the results, nor win titleswhile the extra-sporting problems with the Frenchman Karim Benzema They did not help keep him in office.

Gallardo had been eliminated from the King’s Cup of Champions in the semifinals at the hands of Al Hilal and suffered three defeats in a row in the local championship, with some wins included, something that led the leadership to fire him.

From his first game on November 24 until this weekend, Gallardo directed 30 games for the Arab team, where he had gotten off to a good start since he tied in the debut and won four games in a row between the Saudi Pro League and the Champions League. Asia, where they were able to advance to the quarterfinals and lost, precisely, to Al Hilal.

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The bad relationship with the French player Karim Benzema, due to the striker's indiscipline, was another of the triggers for his dismissal.

The bad relationship with the French player Karim Benzema, due to the striker’s indiscipline, was another of the triggers for his dismissal.

Extra-sports problems such as the fight with the Frenchman Karim Benzema, due to the striker’s indisciplinethey gave him the thumbs down in front of the directors, who were already looking askance at him due to the poor results in the international competition.

The tough defeat against Al Hilal by 4 to 1 in the final of the Saudi Super Cup, and the five consecutive games they lost in recent weeks, including the King’s Cup semi-final against Al Hilal for the third time, and the painful 5 to 0 against Al Ettifaq sentenced Gallardo’s future at the club.

In summary, Gallardo directed 30 games for Al Ittihad, of which 18 were in the local tournament with eight wins, two draws and eight losses; six were in the Asian Champions League, where they were eliminated after losing both matches with Al Hilal.

He was also eliminated in the second round of the Club World Cup against Ahly of Egypt and lost the final of the Arabian Super Cup and the semifinals of the King’s Cup against Al Hilal, which were the hardest blows for the former River coach. , where he commanded glorious moments for the institution.

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