Neymar Suppresses Rumors of Demanding Coach's Dismissal

  • September 26, 2023 2:55 AM EDT

    Brazilian forward Neymar has criticized an Instagram account for spreading false information claiming that he had requested Al-Hilal's management to fire their coach, Jorge Jesus. To approach more information, check out our tylekeo 

    Recently, the Spanish newspaper AS published a statement suggesting that Neymar was in conflict with Al-Hilal's coach, Jorge Jesus, and that the Brazilian striker had demanded the club's management to dismiss the 69-year-old coach.

    An Instagram account named Fiqueiputomesmo shared this information, which greatly displeased Neymar upon discovery. He emphatically denied the rumors of wanting to "oust" Coach Jorge Jesus. In a comment, Neymar wrote, "Deceitful! Everyone, please stop believing in these lies. Such news, with millions of viewers, should not be propagated. Out of global respect, I urge you all to cease this matter. It's a highly disrespectful act."

    Subsequently, the author of the post "liked" Neymar's response, even pinning it at the top of the comments.

    According to AS, Jorge Jesus didn't find favor with Neymar when he returned to the Brazilian national team earlier this month. The Portuguese coach believed that the 31-year-old star preferred playing for the national team over the club. Furthermore, in a recent match against Navbahor Namangan in the AFC Champions League, the 69-year-old coach criticized Neymar for his lackluster on-field attitude. Neymar also had a somewhat negative reaction to the coach's criticisms. AS suggests that Neymar may have indirectly influenced Al-Hilal's top management to consider dismissing Jorge Jesus.

    Coach Jorge Jesus was appointed by Al-Hilal at the beginning of the summer. Previously, he had managed the club for only seven months, from July 2018 to January 2019. During that period, the Portuguese coach helped the team win the Saudi Arabian Super Cup in the 2018-19 season.

    Meanwhile, Neymar joined Al-Hilal in mid-August. He missed the first four games due to a muscle injury. The Brazilian forward has only played three matches for the new club but has already contributed with two goals.