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OFFICIAL: El-Badry named Al Ahly manager following Jol’s departure
Jol resigned as head coach of the Cairo giants last week after he was faced by a wave of criticism following a poor run of results, which saw the record eight-time African Champions League winners exit the 2016 competition as well as lose the Egypt Cup final to archrivals Zamalek.
Al Ahly will officially announce El-Badry as the Red Devils’ new manager during a press conference on Saturday, according to the club’s official website.
Following the departure of Jol, general coach Osama Oraby was appointed as interim manager and led the team in their final game in the CAF Champions League group stage against ASEC Mimosas, which ended in a goalless draw.
This marks El-Badry’s third stint at the club as he took over for the first time following the departure of legendary coach Manuel Jose in 2009. He however left a year later after Al Ahly were knocked out of the CAF Champions League semi-final. He then travelled to Sudan where he managed Al-Merreikh SC.
The former Al Ahly player also succeeded the Portuguese coach at the helm of Al Ahly in 2012, before leaving in May 2013 to take charge of Libya’s Ahly Tripoli.
During his two stints at the Red Castle, El-Badry led the team to win their 35th Egyptian Premier League title, as well as their seventh CAF Champions League title. He also helped Al Ahly win the 2013 African Super Cup and two Egypt Super titles.
The 56-year-old manager also served as the U-23 national team manager, but failed to lead the team to reach the Rio Olympics after finishing at the bottom of their group in the U-23 African Cup of Nations.