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Argentine Coach Ramon Diaz hints at departure from Egypt's Pyramids FC

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 28 May 2019
Ramon Diaz
Ramon Diaz (Photo: Diaz's official facebook page)
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The Argentine coach Ramon Diaz hinted in a Facebook post on Monday night that he is parting ways with Egyptian club Pyrmaids FC five months after assuming the club's helm, in what read like a Farwell massage to both Pyramids and Egypt

"I want to thank my friend @turkialalshikh for this opportunity at @pyramidsfc, to my technical body for the work done and especially to my players who made a huge effort to meet the goals, including the triumphs to Ahly and Zamalek," reads the post on Diaz's official facebook page.

"Happy to have enjoyed the culture of this great country. Greetings to all," he added.

Big spenders Pyramids, which is owned by Saudi investor Turki Al-Sheikh, signed Diaz in January after the sacking of Egyptian coach Hossam Hassan.

Diaz was the fourth coach at Pyramids this season following Hossam Hassan, Brazilian Alberto Valentim and Argentinean Ricardo La Volpe.

Under the guidance of the 59-years-old tactician, Pyramids FC - formerly El-Assiouty -  gathered 27 precious points from 12 matches this season in their first appearance in the Egyptian Premier League under the new management. Diaz led the club in eight victories, was held to a draw in three games, and lost just one.

Pyramids FC was a stiff competitor for all their league opponents as they are currently second in the league table with 69 points from 33 matches, five points behind leaders Ahly who still have one match in hand.

The one-time Argentine international was a player for a host of famous clubs like River Plate, Napoli, Fiorentina, Inter Milan and Monaco.

He started his managerial career in 1995 by guiding home club River Plate.

Diaz guided Paraguay’s national team from 2014 to 2016 and then went on to have a successful stint in Saudi Arabia, guiding Al-Hilal for the league and cup titles in the 2016/2017 season.

He was a free agent before signing for Pyramids FC after being sacked by Saudi club Al-Ittihad last December after a series of poor results.

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