Domingos Soares de Oliveira has verbally agreed to take on the role of executive director of Al-Ittihad and, you know More footballhe is just waiting for some bureaucratic issues to be resolved in Saudi Arabia before he officially leaves Benfica.
The co-CEO of the incarnated SAD will, among other challenges, be responsible for leading the restructuring of the Jeddah emblem, with the initial mission of hiring a new sporting director.
Some Portuguese names are in the equation to take over Al-Itihhad’s football portfolio. A Spaniard is also under evaluation: former right-back Michel Salgado, ex-Real Madrid.
According to our newspaper, the search for new professionals for the Saudi club has been mediated by lawyer Paulo Gonçalves, former legal advisor to Benfica.
Internally, Benfica has not yet defined how it will accommodate the imminent departure of Domingos Soares de Oliveira to Saudi Arabia. There is a possibility that the function in question does not belong to a single position and is managed among several SAD professionals.
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