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Manuel Jose returns as Al Ahly coach

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Manuel Jose has been named as the coach of Egyptian giants Al Ahly for his third stint at the club.

The Portuguese manager signed one-and-a-half year contract with the Cairo side on Saturday after lengthy talks.

“The football committee of Ahly has appointed Manuel Jose as technical director,” a club statement said.

“At an extensive meeting this afternoon a one-and-a-half year contract was agreed and he will start work with the team on Thursday.”

The Cairo giants had been looking for a permanent coach since the departure Hossam Al-Badry last month.

Ahly had announced earlier on Saturday that a deal could be reached on Sunday but issued a statement later in the day to reveal that a deal has been reached.

The Portuguese is considered as the most successful coach in the history of the Egyptian club after left the club in 2009 to coach Angola.

He guided the club to 18 titles in his two stints in charge of the Cairo side.

Jose joined Ahly for the first time in 2001 and won the Champions League and the African Super Cup before returning to his home country to coach Belenenses.

He returned in 2003 to help them to win four league titles, two Egypt Cups and four Egyptian Super Cups.

The Portuguese also won three more Champions League titles as well as three Africa Super Cup titles.
— BBC Sport

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