Coach Garrido undecided over Ahly future after football disaster

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 10 Feb 2015

Air defence stadium disaster could prompt the Spanish coach to leave Ahly

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Egypt's Al Ahly coach Juan Carlos Garrido reacts during their African Confederations Cup final soccer match against Ivory Coast's Sewe Sport at Cairo stadium, December 6, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Ahly's coach Juan Carlos Garrido revealed on Tuesday that he will consider his future with the club following this month's African Super Cup.

Asked about his future with club after Sunday's football disaster, which left 20 Zamalek fans dead before a Premier League game against ENPPI, Garrido said he remains undecided over whether to stay put.

The Zamalek fans died of stampede and suffocation after being tear-gassed by security forces prior to kick-off.

Ahly who won the Confederation Cup for the first time in their history last December, will face Champions League winners ES Steif of Algeria on 21 February in Algeria.

"I'm now fully concentrated on the African Super Cup," Garrido told Spanish newspaper AS on Tuesday.

"After the Super Cup I will decide my future with the club."

The domestic league's fate was thrown into doubt after Egypt's cabinet decided to suspend the Egyptian Premier League indefinitely following the Air Defence disaster.

Garrido is under fire for a string of unconvincing displays by Ahly, although he guided the club to the Egyptian Super Cup and Confederation Cup titles.

Ahly are third in the league table with 36 points, nine behind leaders  Zamalek who played a game more. 

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