Rui Vitoria on his way to Saudi Arabia
Recently dismissed Benfica manager Rui Vitoria is set to join Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr.
Vitoria has been linked with the Middle Eastern club for several months now, and since his dismissal on Thursday has finally accelerated the process.
The Portuguese manager was also reportedly very willing to step down from his position as Benfica manager, potentially due to the intense interest in his services from Al-Nassr.
It is also believed that Rui Vitoria will be earning approximately 7 million euros over the course of his one and a half year contract with the club, a vast increase in salary when compared to what he was earning at the Lisbon club.
One may recall that Al-Nassr are the team that fellow Portuguese manager Leonardo Jardim was widely expected to be joining earlier in the month, even pictured watching one of the team’s matches live in the King Fahd stadium.
However, he eventually turned down the position, thought to be awaiting an offer from a Premier League club instead.
Al-Nassr currently sit 2nd in the league table, 3 points behind Al-Hilal, who are currently managed by ex-Benfica manager Jorge Jesus.