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Gallardo Named New Jeddah's Ittihad Coach

Sun 19 Nov 2023 | 02:11 PM
Rana Atef

The Saudi Ittihad named the Argentinian Marcelo Gallardo the new coach of the team, replacing Nunu Santo.

Santo was sacked after losing 2-0 to the Iraqi Air Force at the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.

Gallardo, who led River Plate to the Copa Libertadores in 2015 and in 2018, was offered a two-season and half contract by the Saudi side.

The club said: "The Board of Directors of Al Ittihad announces the signing of a new coaching staff, led by the Argentinian Marcelo Gallardo, to coach the football first team with a contract extending for a year and a half."

Gallardo’s first game with the Jeddah side will be on Friday against Al Ittifaq in the Saudi Pro League.