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Ismaily unveil new coach Ricardo

Brazilian tactician Heron Ricardo is back at Ismaily for a second spell in charge after a five-year gap

Karim Farouk, Sunday 23 Feb 2014
Egyptian heavyweights Ismaily
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Ismaily have appointed Heron Ricardo as the team’s new manager until the rest of the season.

The 56-year-old Brazilian was presented to the media at a press conference on Sunday.

He succeeds Ahmed El-Agouz who was sacked after a recent run of poor performances.

Ismaily had a good start to the season and led Group B for five weeks. But results worsened and the board decided to make a change after a draw with newly promoted Minya left them second in the table with 16 points after nine games.

Ricardo – who is back for a second spell at the Dervishes - has penned a six-month contract on a monthly salary of $10,000.

“I am glad to be back here. I know there are only three players remaining from the team I coached in 2008 but I notice there are a lot of new young players and I am looking forward to working with them,” he said during the presser.

“I am not looking for money here because back then I earned 25,000 euros [per month] and now I will only get $10,000. What I am looking for is success and to make the fans proud,” he concluded.

Ismaily will play group leader Petrojet on Monday.

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