The Prince oversaw the appointment of Jose Peseiro, the Portuguese boss who saw his tenure come to an end after the shock defeat to Syria. But the appointment of Nasser Al Johar for his fifth spell in charge of the national team resulted only in another loss, this time to Jordan. Thus bin Fahd has apparently opted to fall on his sword.
Now the search is on for a new administrator, and the rumours from Riyadh indicate that former national team hero Sami Al Jaber may be given the job. A popular figure with the fans and a very experienced campaigner, it is hoped by the authorities that Al Jaber will bring technical expertise to the position.
Meanwhile, at the Asian Cup in Qatar, Saudi Arabia are already eliminated from the competition and are widely expected to lose their third and final match against Japan on Monday afternoon.
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