The Portuguese take control of Roshen
After Al-Shabab signed a contract with Dutch coach Marcel Kaiser, and Al-Ahly signed with German coach Matthias Yaisle, the contract for the coaches of the Saudi Professional Roshen League clubs was completed.
17 clubs out of 18 clubs preferred the European school with its different nationalities, while one club adhered to the Latin school represented by the Brazilian school.
And 11 clubs contracted with new coaches, including 4 returning to the Saudi League, and two coaches who replaced their clubs, while 7 clubs kept their coaches last season, and the national and Al-Arabi coaches were absent from the list of league coaches.
11 clubs have contracted with new coaches in preparation for the next season, which are Al-Nasr, Al-Hilal, Al-Ahly, Al-Shabab, Al-Fateh, Al-Raed, Al-Ittifaq, Al-Riyadh, Al-Ta’i, Al-Wehda, Abha clubs, all of whom are from the European School.
7 clubs kept their coaches, namely: Al-Ittihad, Al-Taawon, Al-Khaleej, Al-Fayhaa, Damak, Al-Hazm and Al-Okhdood, including 6 European coaches, and one Brazilian coach.
The new ones are European
The new signings included 3 coaches from Croatia, two Portuguese coaches, and one coach each from Poland, Greece, Germany, Belgium, England, and the Netherlands.
Al-Raed contracted with the Croatian Igor Jovicevich, Al-Ta’i with the Croatian Kreshmir Resic, Al-Fateh with the Croatian Slaven Bilic, Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr with the Portuguese Jorge Jesus and Luis Castro, respectively, Al-Wehda with the Greek Georges Donis, Al-Ahly with the German Matias Yasle, Riyadh with the Belgian Yannick Ferreira, and Abha with The Polish Czeslaw Mishtivic, the agreement with the Englishman Stephen Gerrard, and the youth with the Dutchman Marcel Kaiser.
Hold on to the seats
The coaches who remained in their positions from last season or the one before, including 6 Europeans, 4 coaches from Portugal, a Romanian coach, and another Serbian, while the seventh coach is Latino and specifically Brazilian, as the federation preserved its Portuguese coach Nuno Santo, which is what the Gulf, Al-Hazm and Al-Akhdood did with its citizens. Pedro Emmanuel, Philip Gouveia, Jorge Mendoza, Damak stuck to the Romanian Cosmin Contra, and Al-Fayhaa to the Serbian Vuk Razovic, while the cooperation kept his Brazilian coach Riklis Shamuska.
The Portuguese wins
The Portuguese coaches won the round as the most coaches who will lead Saudi clubs during the next season, with 6 coaches, equivalent to a third of the league coaches, followed by the Croatian coaches with 3 coaches, and a coach for each of: Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Poland, Belgium, England, Greece, Romania , Brazil.
Al-Hazm and Al-Akhdood kept their Portuguese coaches Philippe Gouveia and his compatriot Jorge Mendoza, who contributed to the promotion of the two teams to the Roshen Professional League as a reward for that.
Roshan league coaches by nationalities
Roshen club coaches