Al Ahly hint at negotiations with Steve Bruce
Al Ahly media representative has hinted that the club are in contact with former Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce to take over the first team managerial position.
The Red Devils’ search for a manager is in its third week as the team have not yet hired one since the sacking of Patrice Carteron last month.
It was rumored that Al Ahly considered the former Manchester United legend as one of the candidates for the job, with the club’s spokesperson Adly El-Keiy later hinting at the possibility of hiring Bruce.
“We have noticed that there is a huge difference in point of views between the fans on Steve Bruce although he has not arrived yet,” El-Keiy told Al Ahly TV.
The board had a meeting earlier on Monday to discuss various matters, which led to more speculation about the 57-year-old’s chances of arriving in Egypt.
“We do not know yet if he will arrive or not but our meeting today was not regarding the arrival of anyone,” El-Keiy claimed.
El-Keiy has been an integral part in Al Ahly’s success since the start of the century having been called the “mastermind of deals” after signing players that went on to be legends for club and country such as Mohamed Abou-Treika, during his past stint as Al Ahly’s marketing director.
It is worth noting that Steve Bruce has various experience managing Egyptian players after working with Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’, Ahmed Fathi, Amr Zaki and Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ in the past. He has also managed two clubs owned/partially owned by Egyptians in Hull City and Aston Villa.
Should he arrive, he would be the second British manager to take a job in Egypt over the past 3 years after Alex McLeish’s turbulent stint with Al Ahly’s eternal rivals Zamalek back in 2016.