Tue 16 April 2024 | 9:13

Benzema and Gallardo in the Star War at Al-Ittihad Jeddah

Between tension and challenges: Details of the controversy after the Super Cup loss and Benzema’s demand to dismiss the coach.

The controversy and questions continue about the situation of the French star Karim Benzema inside Al-Ittihad Jeddah club, and it intensifies greatly after the defeat in the final match of the local Super Cup. Al-Ittihad Jeddah failed to retain the title after losing in the final match against Al-Hilal with a score of 4-1 in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital.

Regarding the future of coach Marcelo Gaiardo, a source inside the club confirmed that the team’s management remains confident in him, and does not intend to dismiss him at the end of the season, confirming that this matter has not been put up for discussion so far.

The source explained that both the club’s CEO Domingo Suarez and the sports director Ramon Planes fully trust Gallardo, and attribute the negative results to circumstances and not to his performance.

At the same time, the last few days have witnessed harsh criticisms of Benzema, where his brother Gracie criticized the behavior of coach Gallardo after the final match of the Super Cup, indicating that using Benzema on the left side was a fatal mistake that cannot be justified, stressing the need to respect the game of football.

For his part, Abdel Rahim, the brother and agent of player Abderrazak Hamdallah, stated in a dialogue with Kooora a few days ago, that Benzema asked the club’s management to dismiss coach Gallardo, in addition to his request to exclude a number of players including Hamdallah.


source: SportMob

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