Saudi Arabia sack Ri­jkaard

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORT -

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.

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