The combined Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr team that will face Paris Saint-Germain in the Riyadh Season Cup in January will be picked and coached by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Arabic sports daily Arriyadiyah reported on Sunday night.
The announcement was made on Arriyadiyah’s Twitter account.
Wenger has not coached professionally since he left Arsenal in the summer of 2018. In his 22 years at the North London club, he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, a record for an individual manager.
It will be the first time that the French giants play in Saudi Arabia, and the match against the combined team of two of the Kingdom’s biggest clubs is expected to be one of the top events of Riyadh Season, held in the third week of January, 2022. The event attracted more than 10 million visitors during its first edition in 2019.
Riyadh Season returns this fall as one of the biggest global entertainment festivals, spread across 14 different zones in the capital, and featuring a diverse selection of different events and experiences. It will officially start in October 2021 and run until March 2022.