Zidane or Mourinho? Ronaldo's likely managers as Al Nassr target ex Real Madrid bosses

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Kiplagat Sang 14:00 - 14.04.2023

Al-Nassr are currently looking for an occupant for the coaching position after Garcia’s departure.

Cristiano Ronaldo could be reunited with either Zinedine Zidane or Jose Mourinho as Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr has been linked with one of the top European managers.

Should Mourinho or Zidane be appointed as Al-Nassr’s coach, they will be tasked with bringing the best out of the superstar. The club recently fired Rudi Garcia amid reports that Ronaldo was unhappy with the coach's tactics.

Ronaldo and Mourinho worked at Real Madrid for three seasons between 2010 and 2013. The current AS Roma coach left his position at the La Liga giants after he failed to win the 10th Champions League title.

However, should Mourinho accept the Al-Nassr offer, he will have to amend his relationship with Ronaldo, having reduced the former Juventus forward to tears while at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Portuguese tactician has already been linked with the position of the Saudi Arabia national team. Reports indicated the country was willing to make a £100 million move for Mourinho.

On the other hand, Ronaldo and Zidane shared title-laden seasons at Real Madrid, and should the club consult Ronaldo on who should be the next manager, the Frenchman is seen as the favourite choice.

While in Spain, Ronaldo and Zidane won three Champions League titles and one La Liga trophy.

Zidane could, however, wait for a more impressive coaching position to present itself within Europe.

Ronaldo recently stormed off the pitch in a goalless draw in the league, and whoever becomes the manager is expected to bring the best out of the former Manchester United star.