Brazilian Ricardo Gomes to coach Saudi Arabia

AP, Saturday 11 Jun 2011

A Saudi Arabian Football Federation official says former Brazil defender Ricardo Gomes has signed a ¤9 million ($13 million) contract to coach the national team for the next three years

Ricardo Gomes
former Brazil defender Ricardo Gomes

Abdul-Mohsen al-Duhaimi, secretary of the technical committee, said on Saturday that Prince Nawaf bin Faisal, head of the Youth Welfare, signed an initial contract with Gomes.

Al-Duhaimi said Gomes will arrive in the kingdom next week.

In January, Saudi Arabia fired two coaches, the Portuguese Jose Peseiro after opening the Asian Cup with a stunning 2-1 loss to Syria, then his replacement, Nassir al-Johar, after exiting the Asian Cup with a 5-0 loss to Japan in the group stage.

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