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Egypt's struggling side Ismaily name Serbian Jesic as new coach

Ahram Online , Saturday 31 Aug 2019
Miodrag Jesic

Egypt's struggling outfit Ismaily named Serbian Miodrag Jesic as their new coach on Saturday as they seek to challenge for a top-four position following a disappointing seventh-place finish last season.

Jesic has been without a club since leaving Saudi side Ettifaq in late 2017.

"Ismaily have finalised an agreement with Miodrag Jesic to lead the club from next season," Ismaily said in a statement on their official website, without disclosing the length of the contract.

Jesic's 20-year coaching career saw him take charge of almost two dozen clubs, including three Arab sides in Libya's Ittihad Tripoli, Qatar's Al-Arabi and Ettifaq.

He won domestic league titles with Bulgaria's CSKA Sofi and Ittihad Tripoli.

Ismaily had a poor 2018/2019 season, exiting the African Champions League after finishing at the bottom of their group and failing to qualify for any continental competition this term after their lowly league finish.

Last season, they played under three coaches, with the latest being Macedonian Cedomir Janevski, who was dismissed in April.

Ismaily won the last of their three league titles in 2002.

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