Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr struggles lead to club president’s resignation following Saudi King’s Cup exit

Cristiano Ronaldo and his team, Al-Nassr, were dealt two devastating blows after the club got knocked out of the King Cup of Champions semifinals as well as dropping points on the Saudi League table. Amid all the disappointing performances, the club president has decided to step down from his position.

According to reports, Musalli Al-Muammar, chairman of the club’s board of directors, has officially handed out his resignation from the presidency of the club to the Ministry of Sports.

Al-Mumammar was the successor of Safwan Al-Suwaiket as the president of Al Nassr. He took charge of the club in April 2021, and has played a vital role in the club’s signing of five times Ballon d’Or Winner, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Despite having the Portuguese talisman, along with other star players such as Anderson Talisca and Luiz Gustavo on the team, Al-Nassr were knocked out of the King Cup of Champions following a 1-0 semifinal defeat against Al-Wehda on Monday. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

With only a few games remaining, the hopes of winning the Saudi League title became just as grim, after Al-Nassr lost a home game 0-2 to Al Hilal, falling 6 points behind the top-spot Al-Ittihad, who have 59 points on board.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Al-Nassr

According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo is going to move out of Saudi Arabia soon, as he gets an offer from his former club Real Madrid, albeit not as a player.

Ronaldo joined the Saudi League after falling out with Manchester United coach Erik Ten Hag and getting his contract mutually terminated during the World Cup. He has performed quite well during the start of his Al-Nassr spell. However, with the club’s recent performances, he will surely be looking to move away.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The 38-year old has reportedly received an offer in an ambassador role at his former club, Real Madrid, from the club’s president Florentiono Perez. The reports state that Perez wants Ronaldo to be an ambassador of the club, as well as be a part of their sports organization chart.

Tanzeem Rahman

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Tanzeem Rahman is a soccer writer and an editor at SportsZion. Tanzeem's love for the sport began by watching and admiring Cristiano Ronaldo in his early Manchester United days. Having graduated from Germany as an Electrical Engineer, Tanzeem has watched multiple high-profile games throughout Europe from the gallery. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport, as well as sublime english proficiency has been an asset to SportsKnot. Outside of his duty, Tanzeem is a gamer, and loves to spend time watching Anime and reading Manga.


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