Ricardo Gomes dismissed as new Saudi Arabia coach a week after being appointed

The Green Falcons' plans to get over their disastrous 2011 Asian Cup have hit another hiccup, after a dispute leads to their new boss leaving before he's even begun
The Saudi Arabian Football Association (SAFF) has announced Brazilian Ricardo Gomes will now not coach the national team despite being named the new boss last week.

The 46-year-old Brazilian, who guided Vasco da Gama to the Copa do Brasil title earlier this month, had been unveiled as the new Green Falcons boss last week.

However, in a press statement the SAFF has revealed a disagreement has led to the decision to let Gomes go and appoint youth team coach Rogerio Moraes Lourenco on an interim basis.

Gomes had signed a contract with Saudi Arabia to begin his tenure on June 21, but last week he sent a request for a delay to his commencement due to long-time personal problems.

The Brazilian suggested he send a team of officials to begin building the side while he resolves his personal issues, but the SAFF felt the situation was unacceptable.

Lourenco will take charge of the Green Falcons, who crashed out without a point at the 2011 Asian Cup, on June 25.

Saudi Arabia's 2014 Fifa World Cup qualification campaign begins on July 23 against Hong Kong.

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