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Caixinha to coach Saudi Arabia's Al Shabab


Riyadh: Six-time Saudi Arabia Pro League champions Al Shabab have announced the appointment of Portuguese Pedro Caixinha as head coach.

The 49-year-old has signed a two-year contract and makes a return to Riyadh 14 years after being an assistant coach at Al Hilal.

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The former goalkeeper hung up his gloves in 1999 and after different spells as an assistant coach in Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Romania, he had his first job as a head coach in 2010 when he took charge of Uniao Leiria in Portugal.

Caixinha had great success in Mexico with Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul while he also spent two years with Al Gharafa in Qatar. He also had a short stint in Scotland with Rangers.

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