Saudi Arabia sack Rijkaard
The Saudi Arabia Football Federation has decided to terminate the contract of Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard on Wednesday. Saudi’s U-19 team coach Sergio Piernas will take charge of the team as interim manager.
The decision to sack the former Barcelona manager came after the national team bowed out from the group stages of the Gulf Cup 2013.
The three-time Asian champions managed a single win over Yemen while they suffered defeats to Iraq and Kuwait in the group stages.