Al Nassr coach Rudi Garcia has been sacked reportedly because of his poor relations with the dressing room. Saudi Arabian Daily Okaz has claimed that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy with the French coach and that the team's average performance this season is a result of his tactics. The sour relationship with the players was the last straw for the management and it resulted in his departure.
The coach also publicly criticized the players after a 0-0 draw against the 11th-placed, Al Fahya last weekend as he said, “The result is really bad, and we are not happy,”
He continued. “I am not satisfied with the performance of the players. I asked them to play at the same level as the last game (a 5-0 win over Al-Adalah), but that didn't happen.” Garcia also openly criticized Ronaldo, who missed an important chance in the game. As reported by Marca, the 59-year-old Garcia was sacked following a dressing room problem.
The coach has also not performed up to the standards set by the management as they sit second in the Saudi Pro League three points behind the league leaders Al Ittihad. They lost to their rivals Al Ittihad in the semifinals of the Super Cup 3-2 and also 1-0 in the league last month.
The Spanish coach was in charge of Al Nassr for less than a year but because of the heavyweights in the dressing room, the club has sacked him. The club's former u19s manager Ivo Milic and Garcia’s predecessor Miguel Angel Russo are being considered for the job according to reports from the Saudi Arabian TV channel SSC Sports. AL Nassr will now face their rivals Al Hilal on Tuesday night in the Saudi Pro League.