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Al Ahly Confirm Coach Exit

Al Ahly have parted ways with coach Ricardo Soares, the club announced in statement on their official website on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old, who joined the club at the end of June, failed to lead the Red Devils to Egyptian Premier League title.

“Al Ahly board has relieved Ricardo Soares from his duties as the manager of our first team,” reads the statement,

“The club would like to thank Soares and his assistants for their service to the club and we wish them all the best in the future.”

Al Ahly finished third in the league, the first time they missed out of the top two in 30 years.

Saores had joined the club on a two-year deal following the departure of South African gaffer Pitso Mosimane.

He came with Mauricio Vaz, Raul Faria and Mauricio Vaz as his assistants, Pedro Guimaraes as fitness coach and  Efuard Lobo as the goalkeeping coach.

The Portuguese gaffer started his managerial career in 2005 at the age of 30, with amateur side Clube Caçadores das Taipas.

Having signed with F.C. Vizela in summer 2014, he achieved promotion to the second level at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.

He was appointed at Primeira Liga club G.D. Chaves in December 2016 before moving to another top-flight club, C.D. Aves on a two-year deal in May 2017.

His previous job was with Gil Vicente F.C where he led the team to fifth place in the domestic league and a European debut in the 2020 UEFA Europa Conference League.



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