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Al-Nassr manager Rudi Garcia has a game to save job amid uneasy relationship with Ronaldo

Al-Nassr have given manager Rudi Garcia one game to save his job, reports ESPN.

The Frenchman and Cristiano Ronaldo have an uneasy relationship, which has piled more pressure on him.

Al-Nassr have won seven of their last eight Saudi Pro League games.

However, they are three points behind league leaders Al-Ittihad with seven games left to play.

Al-Nassr face Al-Hilal next Tuesday, and the result against the reigning Asian champions could have a huge say on Garcia’s future.

Victory against Al-Hilal could be the only thing which will save the former Roma and Lyon boss.

The 59-year-old has been in charge of the Knights of Najd since June 2022 when he replaced Miguel Angel Russo.

The ten months Garcia has spent with Al-Nassr has seen him exceed expectations in terms of longevity.

Most coaches in the Saudi Pro League average just over four months in their positions.

Al-Ittihad knocked Ronaldo and co out of the Arabian Super Cup in the semi-finals in January.

Garcia has a poor relationship with the dressing room and has confronted his players at times.

The arrival of Ronaldo from Manchester United in December has not improved the club’s fortunes as many people expected.

The Portugal international has bagged 11 goals in 10 league games.

It is a brilliant return from the 38-year-old, and Garcia needs him on top form against Al-Hilal.

Al-Nassr last won the title in 2019 and will hope to clinch their tenth this term, with or without their French manager.

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