Uruguayan coach Lasarte arrives in Cairo for talks over Ahly job
Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Dec 2018

Uruguayan coach Martin Lasarte arrived in Cairo to hold talks with Ahly over their vacant managerial seat, the Egyptian giants announced on Saturday.

"Martin Lasarte … is one of three foreign candidates to manage Ahly's first team," the club said in a statement.

"The talks with him reached an advanced stage and accordingly he was invited to Cairo to continue the negotiations.

"Tomorrow, he will meet with chairman Mahmoud El-Khatib and football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz, who will announce all the details later."

Ahly have been led by caretaker coach Mohamed Youssef since Frenchman Patrice Carteron was sacked last month following a bitter loss to Tunisia's Esperance in the African Champions League final and elimination from the Arab Zayed Cup at the last 16 stage.

Lasarte is an experienced boss who led a handful of clubs in Uruguay, including River Plate and Nacional. He led the latter club to the domestic league title in 2005 and 2006.

His other achievements include steering Universidad Chile to the 2014 Apertura title and Copa Chile the following year. He also had spells outside South America with Emirati club Al-Wasl and Spanish side Real Sociedad.

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