Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 20 goals for Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League this season. Napoli CEO Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed details of the abrupt dismissal of manager Rudi Garcia.
Garcia brought Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia and had a reportedly tense relationship with him. After a defeat to rivals Al-Ittihad, Garcia’s career at Al-Nassr came to an end.
Despite winning eight of his 16 matches in charge, he was let go after a dismal home defeat against Empoli. De Laurentiis stated that he gave Garcia chances but ultimately had to let him go.
With 20 goals in 18 league matches, Ronaldo’s performance stands out in the league. Al-Nassr, led by Portuguese coach Luis Castro, is aiming for the league title, currently sitting in second place behind Al-Hilal.