After failing miserably at Tottenham, Nuno Espirito Santo had one of the most surprising experiences of his coaching career on Tuesday (ET).
Nuno’s first interaction with his three new recruits in the Al Ittihad locker room was quite an experience.
Nuno first greeted former Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, nicknamed ‘Kanyomi’; former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, the most recent Ballon d’Or winner; and Jota, who led Celtic to the Domestic Treble last season.
Nuno’s face was bright as he greeted Kante and Benzema, and rightly so. Because the club signed their best players over the break.
Al-Ittihad won the Saudi Pro League title in the 2022-2023 season. Nuno was appointed as the manager of Tottenham in June 2021 and was sacked on November 1, just over four months later, 토토사이트주소 due to poor results. He took over at Al Ittihad in July 2022.
The 2023-2024 season of the Saudi Pro League, which officially kicks off on August 11, is expected to be a “historic title race.
It’s not just Al Ittihad who have recruited superstars like Alhilal Alnasr Al Ahli.
Al-Hilal has signed former Wolverhampton player Ruben Neves and former Chelsea player Kalidou Koulibaly, Al-Nasr has signed former Inter Milan player Marcelo Brozovic, and Al-Ahli has signed former Chelsea player Edouard Mendy and former Liverpool player Roberto Firmino.