1595 days was the difference between the statement of Georgi Jesus’ dismissal from training Al Hilal and his return to the Saudi club, during which he trained Brazilian Flamengo, Portuguese Benfica, and Turkish Fenerbahce, to win five titles.
On Saturday, Al-Hilal announced the return of its former “68-year-old” coach to lead the first football team, with a contract that extends until the end of the 2023-2024 season, after he spent only about 6 months in his first experience.
Jesus with the President of Al-Hilal during the announcement of the return of the Portuguese coach
Jesus left the Saudi club in late January 2019, after he was dismissed and Croatian Zoran Mamic was appointed in his place.
Jesus was able to achieve the super title over the General Authority for Sports Cup in his first match with Al-Azraq at the expense of Al-Ittihad Jeddah, and he also reached the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup, and the same role in the Zayed Cup for the Arab Champions Clubs, and he left the team while leading the Saudi League with 37 points, 3 points behind its pursuers. Victory, before the latter won the title at the end of the season.
Georgy Jesus coached Al-Hilal in 23 matches in various championships, winning 18 of them, and drawing 4 times, against a single loss, which was against Al-Hazm.
In June 2019, Georgie accepted a new experience in South America, after the Brazilian Flamengo presented him with an offer to lead the famous team known for its great popularity, to lead the team in 60 matches that witnessed 46 wins, 8 draws and 6 defeats. His team conceded 54 goals in exchange for scoring 140 goals for the team. Ancient Brazilian.
Flamingo players with Jesus
Jesus won the Brazilian League, the Libertadores Cup, the Brazilian Super Cup and the Sudamericana Cup for Flamengo, and he won the Club World Cup in 2019.
During that period, Jesus faced his team, Al-Hilal, in one match, which was in the semi-finals of the 2019 Club World Cup. He led Flamengo to beat the Saudi club by 3-1 and reach the final match, which they lost 1-0 against Liverpool.
Resignation and dismissal
Despite all the successes he achieved, Jesus submitted his resignation “based on a personal decision” from Flamengo’s coaching in July 2020, and announced his return to coaching Benfica, the Portuguese team he previously supervised for 6 seasons, with whom he won the Portuguese League on 3 occasions and the Portuguese Cup. And the League Cup “5 times”, with achieving second place twice in the European League competition 2013 and 2014.
Jesus with Benfica player
Jesus’ period with the Portuguese club was not like the previous one, as Benfica announced in December 2021 his separation from Jesus due to poor results and his disagreement with the players, after 83 matches that witnessed 14 defeats and 16 draws, and he won 53 matches.
The dismissal of the coach came despite his success in leading Benfica to the final price of the European Champions League competition behind Bayern Munich and at the expense of Barcelona, Spain, but he paid the price for Benfica’s exit from the fourth round of the local cup competition by losing humiliatingly to its arch-rivals Porto by three clean goals, in addition to Losing the Lisbon derby at home to its neighbor Sporting in the league.
Portuguese media reported that Jesus entered into a dispute with one of the team’s most prominent stars, Pizzi.
Georgi decided to embark on a third adventure, “after Al-Hilal and Flamengo” outside his country, in July 2022, when he agreed to train Turkish Fenerbahce with a one-season contract.
The Portuguese won the cup with Fenerbahce
The Portuguese won the Turkish Cup during the season with Fenerbahçe, who coached him in 52 matches, which witnessed 35 victories and 10 draws, in addition to 7 defeats, and his team finished runner-up in the league behind Galatasaray.
Jesus bid farewell to the club in a press conference after winning the cup title against Basaksehir, saying: Starting today, I am no longer coach of Fenerbahce.
He did not forget the crescent
Al-Hilal did not leave the minds of the Portuguese coach, after he revealed in statements to the “In the Goal” program that he was surprised by the decision to dismiss him from training the blue team, and expressed his dissatisfaction with the manner in which he was dismissed, as he revealed that he is watching Al-Hilal matches via the Internet from Portugal.
And before the 2019 Club World Cup, he made an exciting statement when he said that there was no significant difference in terms of level between Al Hilal Saudi Arabia and Liverpool, England, and warned of the difficulty of facing the Saudi club in the Club World Cup.
Titles and World Cup clubs
Carlos Eduardo, former Al-Hilal player, praised coach Jorge Jesus, revealing that he had contributed to changing several concepts in Al-Hilal.
Eduardo and Jesus
After Jesus left Al-Hilal, the owner of the blue color achieved several local titles, most notably winning the AFC Champions League twice in 2019 and 2021 and achieving the league title in 3 consecutive copies in addition to other local titles, and he also participated in the Club World Cup three times.
Like and punish
Jesus returns to Al-Hilal after the club witnessed several changes at the level of foreign players, but some of them were previously supervised by the Portuguese coach, such as the Colombian Cuellar and the Brazilian Michael, and there are names he knows previously and he wanted to include them in the teams he coached, such as Musa Mariga.
Al-Hilal also began its summer contracts by including Portuguese compatriot Robin Neves and Senegalese defender Coulibaly, and the future of some foreign professionals, including the Colombian midfielder, was not clear.
Jorge did not hide his admiration for the winger Mariga, and he said in statements in 2018: I really wanted him before joining Porto, he is a great player, I have always wanted him.
He will also have a new date with his former Colombian player Gustavo Cuellar, if the latter continues, who trained him in Flamengo before the Colombian left for Al-Hilal, and Jesus had promised Cuellar a severe punishment after his rebellion against the team and his absence from the matches, after Cuellar cited family problems with his wife, in When Brazilian press reports said that the player wanted to leave, before joining Al Hilal.
Cuellar and Georgie are pictured
And “Marca” indicated that Jesus was not satisfied with Cuellar’s position and criticized him severely, and said: Cuellar will have to bear the consequences of the position he took. The club’s board of directors has taken the decision to stop him, and the club is more important than the player, and when a player thinks he is above the team and the club, he will face problems.
Michael has 16 matches with Jesus in Flamengo, scored 3 goals and played 3 assists, and he can go through a new experience with him as well if he decides to rely on him next season.
Flamengo contracted with Michael on the recommendation of Jesus, but he was facing difficulties in his life, and the player was exposed to psychological problems, and the “Torsedores” website said that Michael thought of committing suicide, before he got support from the players and workers in the club, and he also admitted that Jesus helped him in order to Overcoming depression.
Michael with Jesus
In a previous interview, Michael revealed his experience with Jesus, saying: Georgie helped me, one day I was not in the best state of my concentration, I asked him to terminate my contract, I was crying, I could not even speak properly, but I said I needed help, I really want to develop. But I could not sleep on my own because of the panic disorder, so he said to me: I will not abandon you. If you go home, will you sleep well? I looked at him and tears fell from my eyes, then he told me he would play me in the second half during the next day’s game.
He added: In front of Fluminense, I entered and scored a goal. He patted my face and said, “You are the man of the meeting.” Then he asked me about my condition, and I said I was fine, but the problem was really sleeping.
And Michael added: In one of the matches, I controlled the ball in a technical way, he told me, “If you repeat it again, I will return you to your former club, and you will not play with me again.” It was worse than punching me.
Michael described the Portuguese coach as intelligent, and said about him: He is very smart. When I arrived, I found him training with us in the gym. He used to say, “I am 60 years old and I do physical exercises.”
Be the most prominent
Midfielder Mohamed Kno is considered one of the most prominent players who caught the eye of Jesus, and the player who played the most matches with him in Al-Hilal “25 games” alongside Carlos Eduardo.
They were in a match between Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr
Jesus also expressed his great admiration for the abilities of Muhammad Kanno after his departure from Al-Hilal, and described him as a strong and distinguished player in Saudi Arabia as well as Europe, and added in statements to “In the Goal”: Atif is also a good player, but I changed Kanno’s position with Atif, and when Atif was injured, Kenno played in his place.
In his previous statements, he revealed that he would choose three players from Al-Hilal in the event of a contract with any club to train him, and they are Salem Al-Dosari, Salman Al-Faraj and Muhammad Kno.