Marcelo Gallardo is soon to be officially presented at a press conference as new coach of Al-Ittihad of Arab football, where Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kanté will be the most brilliant figures, as reported by Román Iucht in Fontevecchia modeon Net TV, Radio Perfil (AM 1190) and Radio Amadeus (FM 91.1).
Al-Ittihad is one of the most important teams in Arab football. For now, within the squad, the Argentine coach will have two stellar figures such as Karim Benzemaformer Real Madrid, and N’Golo Kantéformer Chelsea.
The “Doll” is treated like a prince and will live like that, with all the benefits and privileges of a true celebrity.
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On a sporting level, in the Professional League they are fifth with 24 points and nine behind the leader, who is Al-Hilal. The next game will be on Thursday against Al-Ettifaq for date number 14.
In what would be the Champions League of Asian football, the Al-Ittihad It is the leader of group C with 9 points, with two dates remaining until the group stage ends.
The closest and perhaps most seductive fact for “Muñeco” is that he will play the Club World Cup which will be starting next December 12, in its first match against the Auckland Ctiy, the New Zealand team. In the quarterfinals they could face the Al-Ahli and, even in the hypothetical case of being able to emerge victorious from these two matches, in the semifinals I would play against Fluminensechampion of the Libertadores after beating Boca a couple of weeks ago.
Marcelo Gallardo explained why he accepted the offer from the Arab club: “It is a market that opens my mind, something different”
If there is something they will not lack in the club, it will be dollars to be able to hire players and that is also what he points out. Gallant starting next year, with names that have to do with their past in River but also with some from the international football circuit.
The concrete thing is that it arrived, was received with honors and they gave him that classic bouquet of yellow flowers with which important and illustrious personalities who set foot on the land of Arabia are received.
This Monday He had first contact with Al-Ittihad fans, in a closed futsal stadium where they cheered him and he greeted them. Today would be, within these bureaucratic formalities, the most important moment, that of a press conference in which he will be officially presented and it is assumed that he will answer some questions as the new coach of Al-Ittihad on his return to technical direction.