Following a dressing room altercation, Neymar reportedly demanded that Jorge Jesus be fired as Al Hilal’s manager.
Neymar completed a move to Saudi Professional League side Al Hilal for a reported fee of €90 million during the summer transfer window, ending his six-year stint at Paris Saint-Germain.
Since joining Al Hilal, the Brazilian has made three appearances and provided two assists across all competitions.
Following the 1-1 draw with Navbahor Namangan in the AFC Champions League, Jesus reportedly left Neymar unhappy after criticizing the attacker.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Neymar wants the club to fire Jesus after he was severely admonished for his poor performance and bad attitude.
Neymar Argument With Jorge Jesus?
According to the source, club directors met with Jesus’ agent and informed him that the coach’s contract could be terminated if Al Hilal’s performance did not improve soon.
“I have achieved a lot in Europe and enjoyed special times, but I have always wanted to be a global player and test myself with new challenges and opportunities in new places.
“I want to write new sporting history, and the Saudi Pro League has tremendous energy and quality players at the moment.”
He added: “I have heard a lot and learned that I am following a long list of Brazilian players who have played in Saudi Arabia over the years, so I believe it is the desired place.
“I love winning and scoring goals, and I plan to continue doing that in Saudi Arabia and with Al-Hilal.
However, Neymar has dismissed reports that he attempted to have Al Hilal manager Jorge Jesus fired as “lies.”
During the summer transfer window, Neymar left Paris Saint-Germain for Saudi Professional League side Al Hilal in a deal worth a whopping €90 million.
Following a dressing room dispute, it was claimed this week that Neymar wanted the club to fire manager Jesus. The Brazilian superstar has responded to those allegations.
Neymar posted on social media, “Lies… Y’all got to stop believing these things, pages like this… with millions of followers you can’t keep posting fake news! With all due respect in the world, I ask you to stop this. This is a lot of disrespect.”
Following the tie with Navbahor Namangan, Jesus went on an amazing rant.
He said: “The game was difficult if you can call it a game because the team we faced was repeatedly wasting time and breaking the rhythm, and I’m not used to playing against this type of team.
“I’ve been a coach for 35 years and I’ve never seen anything like this, a team wasting time like Navbahor. They didn’t come in to play football. All they did was anti-play, successive fouls, and wasting time and the referee didn’t control the situation. Our draw, it didn’t come from their defensive discipline, but from something far removed from football.”