Martin Jol asks Ghaly about Egypt amid negotiation with Ahly and Zamalek

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Feb 2016

Ghaly threw his Tottenham shirt on Martin Jolduring a UEFA Cup game in 2007 (Photo: Reuters)

Ahly skipper Hossam Ghaly has revealed that he received a phone call from Martin Jol, his former coach at Tottenham Hotspur, asking about the security situation and the football scene in Egypt.

“I replied that the country is stable and football is developing," Ahly midfield star Ghaly, 34, reportedly said Wednesday during his team's training for the league game against Mahallah.

Jol, 60, is currently in ongoing negotiations with the two Egyptian giants Ahly and Zamalek, as both are being managed by interim coaches Abdel-Aziz “Zizo” Abdel-Shafi and Mohamed Salah, respectively.

Jol is a former coach of many European outfits including Scheveningen, Roda JC, RKC Waalwijk, Hamburger SV and Ajax.

He has been out of action since he left Fulham in December 2013.

Ghaly, a talented central midfielder, was heavily criticised by Tottenham fans for the famous shirt tantrum and was eventually shown the door.

The record 37-time Egyptian champions, Ahly currently lead the Egyptian league table with 39 points after playing 17 matches, seven ahead of title holders Zamalek.

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