The Head of the Saudi Football Association Uncomfortable with Mancini

Asian Cup, The Head of the Saudi Football Association is also Uncomfortable with Mancini’s ‘leaving work early’

The Saudi Arabian Football Association also showed signs of dissatisfaction with coach Roberto Mancini,

known as the world’s highest-paid head coach, for leaving work early during the Korean game.

According to the Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat, Saudi Football Association President Yasser al-Misehal said Coach Mancini’s performance

in the round of 16 against Korea at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

Asian Cup held at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 31st (Korean time).

He pointed out that his actions were not appropriate. 토토사이트

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In an interview with a local broadcaster, Chairman Almisehal said,

“It is difficult to understand why Coach Mancini left (the ground),” and added,

“We will discuss with Coach Mancini why he did such a thing.”

Still, he added, “I am satisfied with (Saudi Arabia’s) performance that Coach Mancini brought out.”

Saudi Arabia, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was tied 1-1 for 120 minutes until overtime and lost 2-4 in a penalty shootout.

Saudi Arabia, who allowed Cho Kyu-seong (Midtjylland) to score the tying goal just before the end of the second half,

forcing an unplanned overtime period,

lost their third and fourth kickers in succession in the penalty shoot-out,

giving their ticket to the quarterfinals to Klinsmann.

When Saudi Arabia’s second miss occurred in the penalty shootout,

Coach Mancini left the bench and went into the tunnel.

Coach Mancini

There is growing criticism that coach Mancini’s attitude is irresponsible,

as he appears to have given up on the game before the players,

rather than watching until the end when the team’s victory or defeat is decided.

When asked to explain this behavior at a press conference immediately after the game,

Coach Mancini replied, “I apologize.

I thought the game was over,” and “I had no intention of disrespecting anyone.”

He continued, “I want to say thank you to all the players.

“He has improved a lot,” he said.

Coach Mancini is known to receive the highest salary among soccer coaches around the world.

When he took over Saudi Arabia in August last year,

Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport reported that his annual salary was 25 million euros (about 36.1 billion won).

Coach Mancini, who left European football for Saudi Arabia after being offered a large salary,

is a self-proclaimed ‘master’.

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