Football manager Rudi Garcia has been sacked by Al-Nassr, the Saudi Arabian club where Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays. The Frenchman had been in charge since October 2022, but a string of poor results led to his departure.
According to reports, tensions had been brewing between Garcia and Ronaldo, who had publicly criticized the manager’s tactics.
A source close to the club said, “There was a growing feeling that the players weren’t responding to Garcia’s instructions, and his relationship with Ronaldo was becoming increasingly strained.”
❌ Allegri (2019)
❌ Sarri (2020)
❌ Pirlo (2021)
❌ Ole (2022)
❌ Rangnick (2022)
❌ Santos (2022)
❌ Rudi Garcia (2023)
Cristiano Ronaldo gets his 7th manager sacked in less than 4 years???? pic.twitter.com/Xr23MVk0eW
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The decision to part ways was described as a mutual agreement, with Al-Nassr thanking Garcia for his efforts and wishing him well for the future.
The news has sparked speculation about Ronaldo’s future at the club, with some suggesting that he may seek a move elsewhere if a new manager is not appointed quickly. However, others believe that the Portuguese superstar will stay put and help lead the team to better fortunes under a new regime.
One thing is for sure: Al-Nassr will be looking for a new manager who can inspire the team to better performances. As one source put it, “The club has invested heavily in players like Ronaldo, and they expect to see results on the pitch. The next manager will have to hit the ground running and get the team back on track.”