The crisis of Slavan Bleach with Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia
The crisis of Slavan Bleach with Al Ittihad Club of Saudi Arabia has deepened after the Croatian coach repeatedly called for the club to pay his dues. The club owes the Croatian an amount of 56 million Saudi riyals.
This case was classified in perspective, which kept it from entering the dues on the club until April 30th.
This increased the financial pressure on the club, which seeks to resolve this crisis before the mentioned date. This was part of the team’s management attempts to restore the certificate of financial competence. It had been withdrawn from the club.
In fact, Bilic took over the training of Ittihad Jeddah in November 2018 and was sacked in February 2019.
While Slaven Bilic only remained for 128 days, and came while “the club was in the last place,” he raised it only one rank. Then, he left his position to Jose Luis Sierra.
Al-Ittihad played 16 matches with the Croatian coach in the League. He collected 14 points from 3 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses.
Previously, the Financial Efficiency Committee in the Saudi Ministry of Sports announced not granting a certificate of financial competence to all clubs of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Cup . Only 3 clubs were an exception: Al-Fateh, Al-Faisaly and Abha. It gave a deadline until August 31 for the clubs concerned to settle their debts and adjust their financial positions
And in the event that Al-Ittihad missed the last chance and did not obtain a certificate of financial competence next August. The club will be prohibited from registering new players during the summer transfer window. It also prevented Al Nasr Club from registering players in the last winter transfers.
This will have a direct negative impact on the management’s work to support the team. The club is in dire need of a strong striker and scorer instead of Alexandru Prigović. Also, it needs to support the midfield and the attacking lines.
Furthermore, with the crisis of Slavan Bleach with Al Ittihad, and if this happened. It might prompt Al-Ittihad’s administration not to abandon foreign players, including Prijević, during the summer, and to stop negotiations with all the players it is negotiating with.