OFFICIAL: Al Ahly confirm new coach

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African giants Al Ahly have officially announced their new manager following Pitso Mosimane's departure earlier in June.

The Red Devils have now confirmed the appointment of Portuguese head coach Ricardo Soares as the South African's replacement.

Scroll through the gallery above to see five of Al Ahly's previous managers

Mosimane left the club by mutual consent on 13 June following a poor run of form and defeat to Wydad Casablanca in the 2021/22 CAF Champions League final.

With a number of coaches having been linked with the job since, it was reported on Tuesday that Soares had left his role as boss of Portuguese Primeira Liga side Gil Vicente, along with four members of his coaching staff, with a view to taking the job in Egypt.

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The 47-year-old will now take over at Al Ahly on a two-year deal worth a reported €1.5 million (R25 million) a season.

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