Official: Jorge Jesus back on the Al-Hilal bench

02/07/23 13:46 by Fabien Borne

Al-Hilal, the new club of Kalidou Koulibaly and Ruben Neves, has appointed Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus as its new coach.

Mourinho, Allegri, Galtier... many coaches have been linked with the powerful Saudi club Al-Hilal in recent days, but in the end it is Jorge Jesus (68) who will coach the Riyadh club next season.

Free since his departure from Fenerbahçe, with whom he won the Turkish Cup this season, the Portuguese coach succeeds Argentine Ramon Diaz on the bench of Al-Hilal, a club which has just finished third in the Saudi league and which he previously coached for six months during the 2018-2019 season.

Jorge Jesus has signed a one-year contract with Al-Hilal, who have already recruited Senegalese central defender Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea) and Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton) this summer, and are planning further high-profile signings after failing to recruit Lionel Messi.