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OFFICIAL: El-Badry named Al Ahly manager following Jol’s departure

Hossam El-Badry


Al Ahly announced on Wednesday the appointment of Hossam El-Badry as the team’s new head coach following the departure of Dutch manager .

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.

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  1. Yehya Asker (@YehyaAsker)

    August 25, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    Great! Mortada is trying his best to take Zamalek down and then AlAhly hires Elbadry as a coach. It is official, the top two Egyptian teams are in bad hands. All this, just before the WC qualifications for our national team. Unbelievable!!! Ra7metek YA Rab!!!

  2. Ahd

    August 3, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    Kefaya ya Hosam khaleek fe Berlin we seen Al Ahly. You lost TWO times in one week from Faisaly???? Kefaya keda

    • ahmed

      August 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM

      Typical Ahly fan. The guy finishes a season straight out of hell (without losing a single time) where he has to play league games every 3 days, plays CAF CL, plays Egy Cup and on top of that whenever there is Intl games break, half his team is on duty for Egypt National team yet when he loses 2 games against teams that are well rested and fresh compared to his side in a tournament that is meaningless if not for the 2.5M$(Money the club will be perfectly fine without anyway) you want him out? Give me a break, this is the exact same mentality you see on the other side of the street (Zamalek), the only difference is that they give in to this way of thinking. You should be happy Al-Ahly have a nice and responsible board and back this guy as it’s impossible to always be perfect.

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