Saudi Pro League giants Al-Hilal and Al-Shabab have reportedly identified Egyptian Premier League winner Marcel Koller, who coaches at Al Ahly, to become new manager.
Despite sitting second in the Saudi Pro League, just a point behind leaders Ittihad Jeddah, Al-Hilal are said to be considering the possibility of terminating the contract of manager Jorge Jesus due to poor performances.
Under Jorge Jesus, Al Hilal played 14 games this season, won eight, while drawing four, and lost a further two.
Meanwhile, Al Shabab have been without a manager since the sacking of Marcel Keizer after just six weeks in charge, with ex-Ismaily boss Juan Brown taking charge of the club on an interim basis since then.
The club has been linked with moves for AC Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso, John Terry, and former PSG boss Christophe Galtier.
But according to reports, Al-Shabab and Al-Hilal are said to be now eyeing a move for Swiss coach Marcel Koller, who won five trophies in his debut campaign with Al Ahly.
Koller had signed a new two-year deal with the African champions earlier this summer, which would extend his stay in Cairo until the summer of 2026.
Despite the lucrative offers he has been presented with, especially from Al-Shabab, Koller is said to have turned them down in order to continue with his project at Al Ahly.
Since taking charge of Al Ahly, Koller lost just two trophies, the Club World Cup and the CAF Super Cup, winning 45 games out of 62, while drawing 11 and losing only six.
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