Ahly hand power to new regime

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 22 May 2012

End of an era at Ahly: Jose’s staff leaves, El-Badry reveals his assistants

El-Badry and Jose
El-Badry during his spell as Jose's assistant coach

Cairo giants Ahly have held a news conference on Tuesday to announce the coaching staff that will assist new boss Hossam El-Badry.

“Sayed Abdel-Hafiz will remain in the dootball director position. Mohamed Youssef and Ahmed Ayoub will be El-Badry's assistants while Tarek Soliman will become the goalkeeping coach. Ehab Ali remains as the medical staff head, ” football committee head Hady Khashaba announced.

“I haven't made up my mind yet about the new tactical strategies that I will use,”  former ENPPI coach El-Badry ,who took over for a second stint following the resignation of Portuguese manager Manuel Jose, said. El-Badry was criticized by many Ahly fans during his previous spell at the helm for resorting to a 4-4-2 formation that was not so successful.

Ahly are preparing for a tough battle in the African Champions League group stage, where they were drawn with arch-rivals Zamalek, TP Mazembe of DR Congo and Ghana's promising outfit Chelsea, who are making their maiden appearance in the competition.

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