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Al Ahly appoints Martin Jol as head coach

Al Ahly appoints Martin Jol as head coach


Dutch trainer Martin Jol has been appointed as the new coach of Egyptian giants Al Ahly.

He joins the Egyptian Premier League side on an 18-month deal.

The 60-year-old replaces the Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro who left the club in January to take over at FC Porto.

Ahly are currently top of the league table in Egypt “ points ahead of rivals Zamalek.

They (Zamalek) had earlier this week also appointed former Scotland manager, Alex McLeish to replace former Egypt international Mido, as coach

Jol had spells with German side Hamburg and Dutch club Ajax, he also managed Tottenham between 2004-2007 and led them to two fifth-placed finishes.

He has been out of management since being sacked by Fulham in 2013.