As soon as coach Nuno Santo came out of Tottenham, Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad became league champions.안전놀이터
Al Ittihad defeated Al Fayha 3-0 in the 29th round of the Saudi Professional League in the 2022-23 season held on the 28th (Korean time). With this, Al Ittihad, who reached 69 points, defeated 2nd place Al Nasr (64 points) and confirmed the early victory. Al Nasr is the team of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Coach Noonu is familiar to domestic soccer fans. It’s because he is the ‘old teacher of Son Heung-min’ who put down the English Premier League (EPL) Wolverhampton baton in the summer of 2021 and took over as Tottenham manager. Tottenham’s first match against Noonu was Manchester City. Tottenham beat Manchester City 1-0 thanks to Son Heung-min’s winning goal in this game. Manager Noonu won the Premier League Manager of the Month for August that year.
It was there. Tottenham fell into a three-game losing streak, starting with a 0-3 defeat against Crystal Palace in the fourth round. In particular, public opinion deteriorated sharply during this period as they lost to north London rivals Arsenal. He also lost against Vitesse (Netherlands) in the UEFA Conference League that followed. He was also sacked from Tottenham in early November after losing 0-3 against Manchester United.
Coach Nunu found a new team in about eight months after being kicked out of Tottenham. Last summer, he took over as manager of Al Ittihad, a prestigious Saudi team. His contract is for two years until the summer of 2024. Within a year of his tenure, Noonu had Al Ittihad crowned Saudi champions.
It is the first time in 14 years that Al Ittihad has won the Saudi League title since the 2008-09 season. In the last 13 years, Al Hilal has won 7 titles and Al Nars has won 3 titles before Al Ittihad won again. Al Shabab, Al Ahly and Al Fateh also won one title each.
You can often see cases where you left Tottenham and won the championship like coach Noonu. Tanguy Ndombele and Pierluigi Golini, who helped win Serie A with Napoli in Italy this season, are representative examples. Prior to that, Kieran Trippier won the trophy with Atletico Madrid, and this season led Newcastle to 4th in the Premier League and even won a ticket to the European Champions League.