Al Ittihad parted ways with coach Nuno Santu on August 8. Santu won the league title straight away in his first season at the helm of Al Ittihad last season, but has struggled this season. They parted ways just four months into the season. Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Fabinho are among Al Ittihad’s stars.
Al Ittihad are on the hunt for a new coach. Lopetegui is one of the candidates. European soccer transfer market expert Rudi Galletti wrote on social media on Friday, “Lopetegui will arrive in Saudi Arabia soon to discuss final details with Al Ittihad. It is expected that everything will be finalized and the contract will be signed during the international break.레모나토토
However, another European football transfer market expert, Fabrizio Romano, said: ‘Al Ittihad have been tipped as Santu’s replacement, but he is likely to turn them down. His focus is on the English Premier League (EPL), not Saudi Arabia.
Lopetegui took charge of Hwang Hee-chan’s club Wolverhampton in November last year. But it didn’t last long. Before the start of the 2023-2024 season, Lopetegui abruptly left the club. The reason was a difference of opinion with the club. The contract was terminated by mutual consent.