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Axe falls on second Saudi boss in 10 days

Saudi Arabia sacked their second manager in 10 days as they gave Nasser al-Johar the bullet after their humiliating 5-0 defeat to Japan in their final group game of the Asian Cup this week.

Johar only took over last Sunday week after the three-times Asian champions sacked Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro following their 2-1 defeat to Syria in their opening match of the competition.

However, he failed to turn things around and saw his side losing 1-0 to Jordan before that hammering to Japan.

After finishing bottom of their group and without a point, the Saudi football association promised to "immediately replace him with a highly qualified international crew and domestic aides". They're likely to get at least a fortnight to prove their worth.

Irish Independent