African Hot Topics

Martin Jol to become next coach of Al-Ahly

Martin Jol to become next coach of Al-Ahly
GARBER SPORTS

Story by Mohamed Farouk

Al-Ahly SC, dubbed the African club of the century, is set to sign with Dutch manger Martin Jol, 60, following a meeting with Al-Ahly president Mahmoud Taher in London to finalize the deal.

Al-Ahly has been in search for a new foreign manager, after Portuguese José Peseiro left the Red Devils giants after just 14 rounds of the Egyptian Premier League. Peseiro went on to take control of Portuguese FC Porto. Al-Ahly appointed former director of football Abdel Aziz Abdel-Shafy as temporary manager until they sign with new one.

Martin Jol, formerly Fulham, Ajax and Tottenham boss, played over 400 games during his career as a footballer, which included spells in the Netherlands, Germany, and England, as well as earning three caps with the Dutch national team.

As head coach, he has worked for Dutch Roda JC, RKC Waalwijk and AFC Ajax, as well as German Bundesliga club Hamburger SV and English Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspurs and Fulham.

Jol was sacked as Fulham boss in December 2013 following a run of six defeats. His managerial career oversaw 657 games, with 295 wins.

Al-Ahly now tops the Egyptian Premier League after 18 rounds with 40 points, five points ahead of its arch-rival Al-Zamalek SC.

 

                    


Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

four × three =

African Hot Topics
GARBER SPORTS
@garbersports

Garber Sports Chief Editor

More in African Hot Topics

Getting to know Tosin Kehinde

GARBER SPORTSApril 23, 2018

Mohamed Salah: The Egyptian Dazzler

GARBER SPORTSFebruary 10, 2018

Is Joel Embiid the second coming of Dikembe Mutumbo?

GARBER SPORTSDecember 13, 2017

Time for Chelsea’s Kenneth Omeruo to settle down

GARBER SPORTSJuly 27, 2017

NEW LOOK SUPER EAGLES: YOUNG, WILD AND FREE

GARBER SPORTSOctober 16, 2016

Ambrose: I Love Celtic; I Want To Stay, Work With Rodgers

GARBER SPORTSJuly 11, 2016

Memoir: Tribute to Stephen “Big Boss” Keshi

GARBER SPORTSJune 8, 2016

Top 10 Richest African Football Clubs

GARBER SPORTSMay 6, 2016

Breaking News: Alex McLeish heading to Egypt

GARBER SPORTSFebruary 22, 2016