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Abdel-Shafy’s Al Ahli appoint Jorge Fossati as new manager

Abdel-Shafy’s Al Ahli appoint Jorge Fossati as new manager

Photo: Al Ahli FC

Saudi side Al Ahli have appointed Uruguayan manager Jorge Fossati as the club’s new head coach after the sacking of Pablo Guede.

Guede was sacked after a string of disappointing results, which saw the club sit fourth in the Saudi Pro League with 33 points, ten behind league leaders Al Hilal.

Under Guede’s charge, the club was also knocked out of the Saudi King Cup, with the Arab Championship and the Champions League being their only chance of lifting a silverware this season.

He will be replaced by former Qatar, Al Sadd, and Peñarol manager Jorge Fossati, with the Uruguayan signing a contract until the end of the season.

This marks Fossati’s second stint in Saudi Arabia after leading Al Shabab during the 2010/2011 season.

The 66-year-old also managed Qatari side Al Rayyan, Internacional of Brazil, the Uruguayan national team, as well as a number of South American clubs including, Cerro Porteño, LDU Quito, Danubio FC, and Colón.

However, he is most known for his time in charge of Qatari side Al Sadd, when he guided them to the AFC Champions League title in 2011.

The Jeddah-based club have Egypt international  in their ranks and also had Abdallah El-Said, before selling him to Pyramids in January.

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