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Official: Mabrouk to remain as Ahly coach next season

Fathi Mabrouk was named as the team’s coach in May following the sacking of Juan Carlos

Ahram Online , Thursday 10 Sep 2015
Fathi Mabrok
Ahly's coach Fathi Mabrok (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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Ahly announced on Thursday that the team's coach Fathi Mabrouk will remain in his post until the end of the next season, ending speculations over his future with the club.

"Fathi Mabrouk will remain in his post as the team’s football coach until the end of the next season," read a statement on the club's official website on Thursday.

Mabrouk was named as the team's coach in May, replacing sacked manager Juan Carlos Garrido who lost his post following Ahly's exit from the CAF Champions League round of 16, after losing to Moroccan side Moghreb Tetouan 4-3 on penalties.

He helped the team to earn some positive results in the domestic league, especially a 2-0 win over archrivals Zamalek who won the league title.

The 64-year-old guided the Red Devils to reach the semis of the CAF Confederation Cup and the Egypt Cup.

Despite his success with the team, Ahly were reluctant to decide his future with the club as there were several voices inside the club's board calling for a foreign coach to lead the team next season, especially after the club's strong recruitment in the summer transfer window.

After losing the league title for the first time since 2005, Ahly have strengthened their squad with eight players.

Already-qualified for the Confederation Cup semis, Ahly will host the Malian side Stade Malian in Cairo on Saturday. The defending champions will be looking for a win to cement their position on top of the group and qualify for the semis as Group A leaders.

They will also host Petrojet in the Egypt Cup semis next Thursday.  

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