Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract with Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, which was previously coached by former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro.
On October 24, 2015, the 2006 World Cup winner was appointed as Al-new Nassr’s head coach. It was his second time leading a squad after a one-year experience with Guangzhou Evergrande. Cannavaro oversaw 13 matches in Saudi Arabia, averaging 1.54 points per game, and agreed to leave the club on February 11, 2016.
Ronaldo was a free agent during the World Cup after his controversial interview with Piers Morgan, which sparked much speculation about his future. After months of speculation, it has now been confirmed that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has signed a two-and-a-half year contract extension contract with Al-Nassr that will keep him at the club until June 2025.
Cannavaro left Al-Nassr to work with Tianjin Quanjian, Guangzhou Evergrande, and the China national team before returning to Italy in September to lead Benevento.