July 2 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal have reappointed Portuguese Jorge Jesus as their coach on a one-year deal, the Saudi Pro League club said on Saturday.
Former Benfica manager Jesus, who arrived in Riyadh from Turkey’s Fenerbahce, previously managed Al-Hilal in 2018-19 when he led them to a Saudi Super Cup win over rivals Al-Ittihad in his first game in charge.
In the 2022-23 season he won the Turkish Cup, leading Fenerbahce to their first trophy in nine years. They finished second in the Turkish Super League.
The 68-year-old has replaced Ramon Diaz who said goodbye to the Al-Hilal players in mid-May before travelling to Argentina for personal reasons. His contract was set to expire at the end of the season.
Al-Hilal finished third in the 2022-23 league standings behind champions Al-Ittihad and runners-up Al-Nassr.
They signed Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Chelsea on Sunday until 2026 after Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves joined the club from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three-year deal for a reported 55 million euros ($60.01 million).
Source : Reuters