Garcia, the former AS Roma and Olympique de Marseille coach, criticised the players after they drew 0-0 with lowly Al Feiha last Sunday in another blow to their hopes of a first league title since 2019, saying: “The result is bad. I don’t feel satisfied with the players”.
Local media reported that Garcia’s relationship with the players prompted the club to dismiss him, as well as dissatisfaction with his style of play.
The players’ chances of winning their first league championship since 2019 were further dashed when they drew 0-0 with lowly Al Feiha last Sunday.
According to local media, Garcia’s dismissal was due to both club unhappiness with his playing style and his connection with the players.
Al-Nassr, who signed Cristiano Ronaldo in a deal worth more than $200 million, have collected seven points from their last four league games, dropping to second place in the table, three points behind leaders Al-Ittihad with seven games left in the season.
Al-Nassr lost the Saudi Super Cup final to Al-Ittihad in January and have not beaten any of their closest rivals, Al-Ittihad, Al-Hilal, or Al-Shabab, in the league this season.