The Saudi club Al-Nasr officially announced the completion of its contract with Spain’s Fernando Hierro as the club’s sporting director, to begin its campaign with the world from the new season 2024-25.

Al-Nasr had entered into negotiations with Hierro more than two months ago, reaching an agreement with the Spanish ball icon, but postponed the announcement until the end of the 2023-24 season, which had already been done.

“Yellow” DC said in a tweet via his official account of the “X” social media platform: “Officially.. Spain’s Fernando Hierro, sporting director of the al-nasr Club “.

“Our wishes of success to the Spanish icon with his club Al-Nasr,” he added during the tweet attaching pictures of Hiero’s signing of his contracts with the world.
Hierro previously held the position at several different clubs, before advancing him to Saudi victory, where he served as sporting director at Mexican club Deportivo Guadalajara, from October 2022 until May 2024.
He also held the same position at the Spanish Football Federation in 2017, and worked as an assistant to Italian Carlo Ancelotti during his first training tenure at Real Madrid in the 2014 season, and as coach of Spain’s premier soccer team at the 2018 World Cup Russia, as well as training Real Oviedo for one year from 2016 to 2017.

What is Fernando Hierro’s role in Saudi al-nasr?

Saudi media said Hierro would be in charge of football in all its categories. His duties also include selecting technical staff, and coordinating with Portuguese first team coach Luis Castro on the negotiations of foreign players the club wants to sign during the summer transfer window.
Hierro had started his football career in 1987 with club Valladolid, before moving to Real Madrid in 1989; During 14 seasons with the Royal Club, he won 5 La Liga tournaments and 3 Champions League titles, and was one of the world’s best players in the centre-back position.

In 2003, he moved to the Qatari League and played specifically for Rayyan, winning the Cup before concluding his professional career at English club Bolton Wanderers in 2005.

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