Marcelo Gallardo stopped being coach of Al Ittihad

The former River coach will not continue leading Al Ittihad as a result of the recent poor results in the Saudi team.

By Ubaldo Kunz

Updated on 05/13/2024 – 18:44hs ART

Updated on 05/13/2024 – 18:44hs ART

© Getty ImagesMarcelo Gallardo was removed from his position in Al ittihad.

Marcelo Gallardo was on the tightrope for several weeks. After being eliminated in all the objectives he had ahead of him in the semester, the Muñeco’s continuity began to falter. Especially because The team entered a pronounced downturn, in which it regressed game after game. And above all because harmony with the fans of the Saudi club was broken.

The last straw was last Friday’s 0-5 against Al Ettifaq, in local condition and leaving a completely blurred image. With that tough defeat, Al Ittihad moved away from the qualification positions for the next Asian Cup. It was a “technical defeat”, as they usually say in football jargon. The press conference after the game confirmed the hard shake that the former River coach suffered.

A few days later, From the leadership of Al Ittihad they informed Marcelo Gallardo to those around him that he will not continue leading Al Ittihad. The reason? The discontent that the latest performances and poor results caused among the fans and the leadership of the Saudi team.

In the next few minutes, Al Ittihad will issue an official statement in which it will announce the departure of Marcelo Gallardo. In the announcement they will also announce that the parties are negotiating the terms of the Doll’s departure. Some contractual details still need to be resolved and whether the former River coach directs the last three league games or if he leaves right now. End of cycle.

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