Ahly skipper Hossam Ghaly is set to leave the team. (Photo: El-Sayed Abdel-Kader)
Ahly coach Manuel Jose Da Silva has revealed that Hossam Ghaly won't be playing with the team again if he remains in charge next season.
"I don't need him anymore and he won't play in the upcoming season if I remain in charge of the team," the Portuguese tactician told a sports programme on Tuesday.
The news came as a shock, especially after the tension had appeared to ease after a brief meeting on Sunday between Jose and Ghaly.
"Personally, I like Ghaly. I don’t have any problems with him, but, technically, it isn't the same. We will announce our final decision in a couple of days," Jose said.
The 30-year-old captain had an altercation with his coach after returning from international duty two weeks ago, and has been relegated to the sidelines ever since.
The former Tottenham, Derby County and Feyenoord midfielder has a reputation for misbehaviour, which ruined his career in Europe.
During a 2007 Premier League game between Tottenham and Blackburn, he ripped off his jersey and threw it to the ground after being substituted.
Jose's current contract expires this summer. He will reportedly sign a new deal in the next couple of days, but this remains unconfirmed.
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