Leonardo Jardim the Coach of Al-Hilal, officially

On Tuesday, Al-Hilal announced the official signing of the Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim.

The last team the 46-year-old Portuguese coached was Monaco. Then, he was sacked in December 2019.

With Monaco, he won the French League title and qualified for the Champions League semi-finals in 2017.

Al-Hilal posted a photo and a tweet on the club’s official Twitter account and said: “To Riyadh.. to Al-Hilal,” as an announcement for a contract with the Portuguese coach.

The account also tweeted a picture in which it welcomed the coach:

“Hello Leonardo Jardim.”

Then, Jardim retweeted it on his Twitter account.

The new coach said in a video, “Hello everyone. I’m coming to Riyadh, to train Al-Hilal. See you soon.”

The new coach’s contract will be for one year, with the option to extend for another year.

Some press reports confirmed that the Portuguese coach will receive about 32 million Saudi riyals per season.

He will arrive in Riyadh, a week before the return of the players, whose date will be determined later.

Also, his assistant staff includes Antonio Manuel and Jose Arago as assistants, Nelson Candido as a fitness coach, Miguel Ribeiro, and Diogo Guilherme.

The coach had led a large number of clubs such as Braga, Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, and Olympiacos, Greece.

Al Hilal won the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Cup League after topping the table with 61 points.


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