Ex-Ahly coach lands high-profile job


Former Al Ahly head coach Martin Lasarte has been appointed as the new manager of the Chile senior national football team.

The Uruguayan coach who was in charge of the Red Devils when Pitso Mosimane and Mamelodi Sundowns dismantled the Red Devils 5-0 in April 2019 has been without a job since being sacked from the Egyptian giants.

Despite leading them to the league title, he was relieved of his duties after their Egypt Cup exit at the hands of Pyramids while the record CAF Champions League defeat played a crucial role in the board's decision.

But the 59-year-old who's won nine major titles in South American club football has now bounced back, succeeding Reinaldo Rueda, who left the position last month to take charge of Colombia.

See how Lasarte fared compared to the last 15 managers at the Club of the Century in the gallery below

"Lasarte assumes command of La Roja for the Qatar 2022 (World Cup) qualifiers, the 2021 Copa America and all of the challenges facing the national team," the National Professional Football Association said in a statement.

"The agreement with the coach will be extended immediately in the event of qualification for the World Cup."

Chile won two of the last three Copa America tournaments with their 'golden generation', lifting their status amongst the elite within the international football scene.

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