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Mohamed Youssef to resign after Ahli Benghazi game – Report

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Posted on March 25, 2014

Mohamed Youssef

, the current manager, has decided to resign from his job after the Ahli Benghazi game next Saturday, after labeling his term as the hardest any manager ever worked in.

The former defender, who managed to win the CAF Champions League and the African Super Cup with Al Ahly, has decided to quit managing his side after the second leg of the CAF Champions League’s Round of 16 against Ahli Benghazi, according Al-Ahram’s Arabic news website.

The Red Castle’s manager stated that his decision won’t be affected by the team’s qualification to the group stages of the CAF Champions League.

Furthermore, Youssef stated that he has been working in the hardest of conditions, not only regarding his club, but the country as a whole, which negatively reflected on his team’s performance for the past two years.

The Al Ahly coach also pointed to the disappearance of Al Ahly’s greatest ‘fear factor’, their ultras, due to the games being played behind closed doors. He also pointed to the fact that his team don’t have a fixed stadium to play in, and late player wages as other factors which contributed to the team’s performances of late.

Youssef had labeled his players as heroes, having managed to defy all the odds and win championships in extreme and almost impossible conditions.

It’s well worth mentioning that Al Ahly’s board have grown a tendency of promoting the assistant manager to the manager’s position once the latter leaves his job.

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