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Garrido to officially become Al Ahly manager after Smouha match


Former Villarreal manager to officially take over as Al Ahly manager following the Egyptian Premier League title-deciding match against Smouha.

Spanish manager Juan Carlos Garrido will start his new job as Al Ahly’s head coach on Tuesday, one day after the club’s match against Smouha in the third and final matchday of the Egyptian Premier League title-deciding round, replacing Fathi Mabrouk, who will start coaching the U-20 (1995) youth team.

“Fathi Mabrouk’s role will end after playing against Smouha in the Egyptian league and Garrido will take over starting from Al Ahly’s match against Rajaa in the Egyptian Cup,” confirmed the club’s football department director Alaa Abdel-Sadek in a press statement on Thursday.

Al Ahly are set to play against minnows Al-Rajaa on the 10th of July in the quarter-finals of the Egyptian Cup.

Garrido will be coaching the Red Devils with the help of Ahmed Ayoub, Ali Maher, Tarek Soliman and his assistant Jorge Simo.

The African Champions have reportedly agreed to pay Garrido a monthly salary of €40,000 (400,000 EGP).

It is worth mentioning that the 45-year-old has previously coached La Liga outfits Villarreal and Real Betis, and one of his most memorable achievements is guiding the Yellow Submarine to UEFA Champions League qualification in the 2010/11 season.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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