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El-Hadary: Al Ahly made the right decision by not re-signing Manuel Jose

Posted on October 11, 2016

Essam El-Hadary

Photo: Wadi Degla

Egypt’s keeper said on Monday that Al Ahly board made the right decision by choosing not to re-sign as head coach of the Red Devils.

El-Hadary’s comments came few days after the legendary coach criticised the current Wadi Degla keeper, describing him as “the Egyptian Pinocchio”.

“I am still on my path and I have a dream that I want to achieve. I want to represent my country and work to lift its name high while Jose left his country to open an academy at the end of his career,” El-Hadary said in a phone call with ON Sports satellite channel.

The Portuguese manager is currently in Egypt overseeing his newly-opened football academy for children between the ages of 7 and 14.

“When you open an academy for the children, you should be a role model for them in everything. Al Ahly board were right when they didn’t sign him again. They knew he would create problems like what he did before,” El-Hadary added.

Manuel Jose

(Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Jose was one of the potential candidates for the head coach position following the sacking of Fathi Mabrouk, before the Al Ahly board rejected the return of the legendary coach for a fourth spell.

“This is Manuel Jose’s way of talking about players he disagrees with. However, it doesn’t matter to me. I have my path, and I have a goal to achieve,” El-Hadary added.

The 43-year-old keeper, who played in Egypt’s 2-1 away win at Congo in the 2018 World Cup qualifications on Sunday, aims to guide Egypt to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990.

“I live with dignity and honour in my country and everyone knows who Essam El-Hadary is. On the other hand, Manuel Jose left his country to open an academy in a different country,” El-Hadary concluded.

One Comment

  1. Egyptian

    October 12, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    With all my respect to Al hadary point of view..,it’s seems that he can not forget the past..I like All hadary as a player ,, however what he did after African football championship…to leave his team with out Ahly board approval…that was really disapproved from all Including Ahly fans ….Still Alhadary one of the best goal keepers in Egypt throughout Egyptian football history and also one of the best in Africa… Also till date gose coach is the best in Alahly History…And that is not my point of view…it’s only numbers of championships..!

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