OFFICIAL: Al Ahly boss Hossam El-Badry resigns
Al Ahly football committee accepted the resignation of head coach Hossam El-Badry after the team lost to Kampala City 2-0 in the second fixture of the CAF Champions League Group Stages.
El-Badry’s season took an unexpected turn as the Red Devils failed to find victory in their last four games. The team lost two successive domestic defeats, then suffered a home draw in their first Champions League Group Stage fixture against Esperance and were defeated on Tuesday by Kampala in Uganda.
The 58-year-old coach first led Al Ahly back in 2009 after the departure of legendary coach Manuel Jose. He left next season to coach Sudanese side Al Merreikh for one season after Al Ahly were knocked out of the CAF Champions League semi-final, before returning to Egypt as he was assigned ENPPI coach.
El-Badry then returned to the Red Castle in the summer of 2012 to succeed the Portuguese coach but left again after one year to take charge of Libya’s Ahly Tripoli. His third stint at the club was in August 2016 when he was appointed to replace Dutch manager Martin Jol.
During his third stint, El-Badry led the club in 95 games in all competitions, during which he won 68 matches, drew in 19 and lost eight.
In the past two seasons, the coach won two league titles, one Egypt Cup and one Super Cup. He was close to winning the CAF Champions League last season but lost the final match to Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club.
Assistant coach Ahmed Ayoub will be leading the team in their final game this season when they clash with Al Masry in the Egyptian Premier League on May 20.
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