Mr. Al-Muammar and members of the Al Nassr leadership were criticized by the team’s recent performance. Cristiano Ronaldo’s team won only one of the last 4 matches in all competitions. Al Nassr has also been eliminated at every cup tournament. The most recent was Al Wehda’s forgettable defeat to 10 men in the semi-finals of the King’s Cup of Saudi Arabia. The team has only one chance to win the national championship. However, Al Nassr is 6 points behind the leader of the group Al Ittihad.
Al-Muammar’s resignation is expected to be accepted early next week. The Saudi Gazette revealed that the current leadership team could also be disbanded. Muhammad Al-Musbil, General Secretary of Al Nassr, is likely to be selected to run the team in the near future, before Al Nassr sets a date for the AGM. This team is also looking for the right person to sit in the Chairman’s chair.
Mr. Al-Muammar assumed the position of Chairman of Al Nassr from July 2021, replacing Safwan Al-Suwaiket. The team did not win a title during Mr. Al-Muammar’s time in charge.
Mr. Al-Muammar was instrumental in helping Al Nassr carry out the Ronaldo transfer earlier this year. CR7 receives a salary of 75 million USD per year and is an important factor in helping Saudi Arabia promote its football to the world.
Two weeks ago, Al Nassr also made a decision to fire coach Rudi Garcia because of his poor performance. Jose Mourinho is one of the potential candidates to sit in the position of head coach of Al Nassr in the future.
Al Nassr will play the next match against Al Raed on April 28 at home.
Duy Luan | 09:30 April 28, 2023