“I agreed with the administration of the federation to renew the contract for another season, and we are awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Sports for the renewal,” Careli said in televised statements on Tuesday.He added, “We will sit down with the administration and agree on all matters. I have a plan and methodology for work that have already been put in place, and it is contingent on sitting with the administration.”
He said: “We took over the team and it is threatened with relegation, and thanks to the work of the whole team today, we are in third place.”
Reports revealed the recent period of the imminent departure of Carelli and the management’s agreement with a Portuguese coach.
Al-Ittihad continued its chase for Al-Shabab for second place in the Saudi Professional League after its 1-0 victory over its guest Al-Ain on Tuesday.
Al-Ittihad raised its score to 53 points, one point behind Al-Shabab before one round to the end, after Al-Hilal won the title in the last round.
Al-Ittihad scored a goal by Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy with a header in the 31st minute.
Al Ain’s balance stuck at 20 points after relegation to the second division, while the identity of the other two teams will be decided in the final round.