Egyptian giants Al Ahly have confirmed the appointment of former Anderlecht coach Rene Weiler as their new manager, who has been set a mandate to win the CAF Champions League.
Since Martin Lasarte’s departure last month, a host of names were linked with the vacancy at the African giants including former Zamalek coach Jaime Pacheco, Roger Schmidt, Felix Magath and Massimo Carrera.
But Swiss tactician Weiler, who was also linked with the White Knights has since been confirmed as the new leader at 'The Club of the Century.'
The 45-year-old comes with a huge reputation after stints in his homeland, Germany and Belgium, with his most successful period coming in his previous job in the First League A.
Weiler lifted the Belgian league title, the Belgian Super Cup and enjoyed a memorable UEFA Europa League run, where they lost to Manchester United in the quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate.
New Ahly technical team in full:
Assistant coach: David Sissa
Fitness coach: Thomas Penelli
Goalkeeper coach: Michel
First-team coach: Samy Komsan
Director of Football: Sayed Abdelhafiz
Weiler's first game in charge will be on September 13 when the Red Devils face Equatorial Guinea’s Cano Sport in the first leg of the CAF Champions League first round.