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Pyramids FC name Ricardo La Volpe as new head coach

Pyramids FC name Ricardo La Volpe as new head coach

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have appointed as their new head coach following the departure of , the club have announced on Saturday.

Alberto Valentim has left the club following a dispute with Turki Al Sheikh regarding the future of club’s top scorer Lucas Ribamar, who is close to joining Saudi side Ohod.

Ribamar has been a big part of Pyramids’ early success in the Egyptian Premier League, scoring twice in their first three league games, and his departure has angered Valentim.

The Brazilian will be replaced by the club’s technical advisor Ricardo La Volpe, who will step down from his position to guide Pyramids in the 2018/2019 season.

La Volpe coached over 15 teams including the Mexico national team from 2002 until 2006 and his most recent managerial post was with Mexican side Club America.

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During his time as the Mexico national team head coach, he managed to win the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup and finished fourth at the 2005 Confederations Cup. He also guided them to the round of 16 of the 2006 World Cup.

The Argentinian also managed Boca Juniors and the Costa Rican national team, leading the latter during the 2011 Gold Cup and 2011 Copa América.

However, considering his long managerial career he has only won two silverware, which were the Mexican Championship with CF Atlante in 1993 and the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Pyramids have enjoyed a successful start to the league campaign, picking up seven points in three games, sitting second in the Egyptian Premier League.

Their next game is against 11th-placed El-Dakhleya on Sunday, August 26at 6:15 PM Egyptian time.

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  1. Hosam

    August 18, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    I can fully understand the departure of the first coach. Turki Al Sheikh puts any Saudi club first against the belongings of his own club. I really can not understand that there are Egyptian players and people without any pride who agree to work under Turki.

    Egypt’s socio-economical political failure is reflected in this case.

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