- It appears that the writing might be on the wall for Al Ahly's new coach Ricardo Soares
- According to reports in North Africa, the club might be looking to replace him following a bad start to his tenure
- Soares was only appointed in June following the sudden resignation of South African coach Pitso Mosimane
Al Ahly coach Ricardo Soares might just be a man in trouble if rumours are to be believed.
The Egyptian giants are reportedly already looking to replace Soares following a poor start to his reign in Cairo. The Portuguese replaced Pitso Mosimane in June after the latter unexpectedly called time on his coaching tenure with the Red Devils in May.
According to Kick Off, former Morocco coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who was recently sacked ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup which the Desert Lions qualified for, has been identified as the next man in the hot seat. Halilhodžić was shown the door by the Moroccan Football Association for apparently falling out with senior players.
Al Ahly is currently in third position in the Egyptian Premier League on 62 points, 10 points behind hated rivals Zamalek. There are seven matches left for them in the season to somehow still mount a title challenge.
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Meanwhile, IOL reported that Percy Tau's stay with the Red Devils might be coming to an end following Mosimane's departure. This comes after another club legend Shady Mohamed called for the Bafana Bafana midfielder to be sold by the team.
"There was a campaign against Pitso Mosimane": Al Ahly president Mahmoud El Khatib
It was suspected all along, but now the truth is unofficially out in the open.
As reported by Sports Brief, Pitso Mosimane's shocking resignation as Al Ahly coach could have come as the result of a campaign to see him forced out of the club, according to the club's president Mahmoud Al Khatib.
It was also reported that many Al Ahly fans were clamouring for the South African's presence in the dugout following the Red Devils' disastrous 2-0 Egypt Cup final loss to arch-rivals Zamalek.
Source: Sports Brief News