JEDDAH - Saudi Arabia brought Nasser
al-Johar's reign as coach to an end after just nine days on
Monday, announcing the change after the team's humiliating 5-0
defeat by Japan in the Asian Cup.
The three-times Asian champions also accepted the
resignation of team manager Fahd al-Misaibeeh after the team's
failure to qualify for the quarter-finals in Qatar, the official
Saudi Press Agency SPA said.
The Saudi football federation vowed to "immediately replace
them with a highly qualified international crew and domestic
Johar only took over last Sunday after Saudi Arabia sacked
Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro following a 2-1 defeat in the
opening match against Syria.
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