Egyptian club Ittihad of Alexandria announced on Tuesday night it has reached agreement to renew the contract of coach Talaat Youssef for one year.
“The board, headed by club president Mohamed Mosselhi, reached an agreement with coach Youssef to maintain his post in the coming season 2020/2021,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
The 65-year-old former Ittihad player Youssef, who started his managerial career in 1999, previously took charge of the Alexandria-based club on various occasions.
He guided the team to deliver good performances in both the domestic league and the Arab Cup this season before the suspension of football activities in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Keeping Youssef as a coach will be a strong addition to the team in the next season. We are confident in our coach,” Mosselhi said after the renewal.
Ahead of the current league suspension, Ittihad were at the fifth place of the league table with 27 points from 17 matches, 22 points behind leaders and holders Ahly.
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