LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr coach, Rudi Garcia, are at odds because the former believes Garcia isn’t getting the best performance out of his squad.
The Portuguese captain had a hysterical outburst after their 0-0 tie with middle-of-the-pack Al-Fayha, which saw Al-Nassr drop three points behind league leaders Al-Ittihad.
Currently, it appears that tensions have reached a breaking point behind the scenes, with Ronaldo apparently dissatisfied with Garcia’s tactical approach despite the fact that Garcia was appointed approximately six months before Ronaldo’s debut at the club.
It appears likely that there will be a two-horse fight for the Saudi Pro League championship because teams like Al-Shabab and Al-Hilal are further down the food chain.
Ronaldo believes that Garcia should be getting more from his players because, in his opinion, they have the ability to become champions
According to reports from the Saudi press (via AS), the 38-year-old has privately conveyed his discontent ahead of a vital stretch of games for the team.
Saudi Arabia’s further reports suggest that Garcia’s role may now be under serious threat, less than a year after being appointed, and it seems Ronaldo’s war against his coach may have damning ramifications. Conflicting accounts vary, though, with some suggesting the French coach’s departure is imminent, while others state that he will be allowed one more game at the helm.