'Al Ahly the biggest club in the world'

African Football

While Egyptian giants Al Ahly are widely regarded as one of Africa's greatest teams, one former manager believes the record eight-time CAF Champions League winners are "probably the biggest club in the world".

Former Red Devils manager Martin Jol has claimed that Al Ahly are possibly the biggest club in the world due to the immense size of their fanbase.

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Jol, who has previously held the reins at European sides such as Ajax Amsterdam, Hamburger SV and Tottenham Hotspur, spent six months with the Egyptian outfit in 2016, helping the club clinch the Egyptian Premier League title.

The 64-year-old has now opened up on his illustrious managerial career and named Spurs as his favourite club, while reserving special praise for Al Ahly and their massive following.

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"I'm very happy [with my career]," Jol said, according to KingFut.

"I'm a part of Spurs' history and that is a nice feeling. Of course, I was with Ajax and RKC [Waalwijk], and in Germany and Al Ahly – that is probably the biggest club in the world, they've got 17 million fans! – but Spurs, that was my favourite club and it will always play a part in my life."