Trouble in Paradise: Neymar Reportedly Demands Sacking of Al Hilal Boss After Dressing Room Row

Trouble in Paradise: Neymar Reportedly Demands Sacking of Al Hilal Boss After Dressing Room Row

Edwin Kiplagat
September 25, 2023 at 2:05 PM
  • Neymar is reportedly unhappy at Al-Hilal
  • The Brazilian star reportedly clashed with Al-Hilal manager Jorge Jesus, and Neymar wants him gone
  • Neymar joined Al-Hilal last month and is still looking for his first goal

Neymar reportedly wants Al-Hilal manager Jorge Jesus to be fired after the two clashed after their team's frustrating 1-1 draw against Uzbekistan side Navbahor Namangan last week.

Neymar joined the Saudi Pro League side after six turbulent seasons at PSG for a staggering 90 million euros, joining other stars who made the move to the Middle Eastern country.

Neymar, Al-Hilal, PSG, Saudi Pro league, Ligue 1, Brazil
Neymar joined Al-Hilal last month from PSG. Photos by Francois Nel and Anadolu Agency.
Source: Getty Images

According to Sport, Jesus was not impressed by Neymar's "bad attitude" on the pitch. He criticized him, and the Brazilian was not happy.

Following that heated interaction, Neymar reportedly asked for Jesus to be fired as coach. Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo reports that Jesus was warned that if results don't improve in the near future, Neymar's contract will be terminated.

The 31-year-old has made three appearances for Al-Hilal since joining them last month. He has yet to score, but he has provided two assists.

Neymar was all smiles during the Saudi National Day, and it remains to be seen how things will unfold at the football club in the coming weeks.

In seven games this season, Al-Hilal have won five and drawn two, and sit second on the table. They narrowly lost the Arab Club Champions Cup earlier last month to 10-man Al-Nassr.

Neymar dazzles in Saudi traditional dress

Over the weekend, Neymar and other footballers in Saudi Arabia joined millions of people in the country in celebrating the 93rd Saudi Arabia National Day.

Neymar and other Al-Hilal players donned traditional Saudi wear, comprising a "thobe" (traditional robe), "shemagh" (headscarf), and "aqal" (headband) to perform the traditional dance known as Ardha.

The Brazilian footballer was not the only SPL star to join in the festivities. Al-Ittihad striker Karim Benzema and Al-Nassr striker Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammate Sadio Mane also wore the traditional attire.

Debut delight as Neymar provides assist

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Al-Hilal securing a convincing victory over Al-Riyadh in the Saudi Pro League on Friday night.

The Saudi powerhouse overwhelmed their city rivals, emerging as clear winners in a dominant performance.

Amid all the excitement surrounding the match, the primary focus was on the debut of Brazilian sensation Neymar Jr.

Edwin Kiplagat photo
Edwin Kiplagat
Editor- Other Sports