Al-Nassr, a Saudi Arabian football team, is reportedly in discussions with Zinedine Zidane to become their next manager, and Cristiano Ronaldo may have a say in the decision. The team recently sacked their previous coach, Rudi Garcia, and are considering several high-profile candidates for the role.
According to CBS Sports, Al-Nassr is considering both Zidane and Jose Mourinho as potential successors to Garcia. The team has allegedly made progress in negotiations with Zidane, having sent him a verbal offer.
Ronaldo, who has played under both managers, reportedly has some influence over managerial appointments at Al-Nassr and is involved in discussions over Zidane’s possible appointment. However, it is uncertain whether Zidane is interested in managing the Saudi Pro League team. Enhance your football viewing experience with attractive betting odds from Gclub.
During his time at Real Madrid, Ronaldo played in 114 games under Zidane between 2016 and 2018, scoring 112 goals and providing 30 assists. The team won three consecutive Champions League titles and one La Liga title under Zidane’s management.
Ronaldo played more games under Mourinho at Madrid, featuring in 164 games between 2010 and 2013 and scoring 168 goals while providing 49 assists. He won one La Liga and a Copa del Rey title during Mourinho’s tenure.
Zidane has only managed Real Madrid and has been without a team since leaving them at the end of the 2020-21 season. Mourinho, on the other hand, currently manages Italian Serie A team AS Roma.
Both Ronaldo and Zidane are highly respected and decorated personalities in football. The two have a good relationship and mutual respect for each other.
When Zidane first took over as Real Madrid’s manager in 2016, he praised Ronaldo as the best player in the world and called him a good person. Ronaldo, in turn, spoke highly of Zidane, stating that the Frenchman made him feel special and helped him a lot during their time together.
Al-Nassr made a significant move by signing Ronaldo earlier this year. If they can reunite Ronaldo and Zidane, it would be a remarkable achievement for the Saudi Arabian team. Follow Gclub Sports to get the latest updates from the world of football.