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Al Ittihad coach Nuno Espirito Santo facing sack after bust-up with Karim Benzema

Al Ittihad head coach Nuno Espirito Santo could lose his job after a dressing room clash with captain Karim Benzema.

According to Revelo, Saudi club Al-Ittihad is now considering sacking Nuno Espirito Santo after a poor run of results and his bust-up with Karim Benzema.

Revelo claims that after a 2-0 defeat to Iraqi side Al Quwa Al Jawiya in the AFC Champions League, Benzema and Nuno verbally clashed with each other in the dressing room. This report adds that Benzema’s relationship with Nuno has reached “a point of no return”.

Al Ittihad has failed to win any of their last five league games. They have just two wins from their last nine games across all competitions under Nuno. Al Ittihad is in sixth place in the Saudi Pro League after 12 matches.

Revelo claims that the dream candidate for Al Ittihad directors to coach the team is Zinedine Zidane. However, he is not interested in working in Saudi Arabia at the moment. Laurent Blanc is one of the names that Al Ittihad is considering as a replacement for Nuno.

Sam Barton
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Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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