Ahly appoint Martin Jol as new head coach
Ahly's new head coach Martin Jol. Al Ahly FC facebook page.

CAIRO: Al Ahly FC President Mahmoud Taher announced signing Dutch footballer Martin Jol as the club’s new head coach for one-and-a-half-year contract, according to a statement on Al Ahly webpage Wednesday.

The former Tottenham Hotspur, Hamburg, Ajax and Fulham FC manager will be leading the Red Devils in their premier league match against Misr el Maqassa scheduled for March 5, according to the statement.

The 60-year-old coach will arrive in Cairo Sunday and will take over from caretaker coach Zizo, who had been in charge following Jose Peseiro’s departure for Porto last month, according to the statement.

“We are confident and optimistic in Al Ahly’s success with Martin Jol, he’s a great head coach with a lot of achievements in his C.V. He was selected from a list of more than 70 resumes of international managers,” said Taher in the statement.

Al Ahly tops the Egyptian premier league after 19 rounds with 41 points, only three points ahead of its arch-rival Zamalek.

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