Orabi: The crowd is the reason for Yol’s departure


Osama Orabi, the former coach of Al-Ahly Club, stated that the Dutchman Martin Jol has left the club due to the fact that the fans stormed the training ground, saying that he had not made up his mind to work in Al-Ahly for money.

Orabi said in his statements to the channel, “On Time Sports”: “Martin Yol did not get his chance inside Al-Ahly, and the administration knew that, and after the loss in the Egypt Cup final against Zamalek, Mahmoud Taher was sticking to his continuation.”

He continued: “The problem that occurred at the time was that the fans stormed the training in Nasr City Stadium, and then decided that this situation is not suitable for work.”

He added: “Martin Yul would have said to me, O Osama, I am not thinking about money, and if my money was set on fire it would not end, because he was a billionaire, worked in the Netherlands and England and professionalized as a player and coach for many years.”

He continued: “We were preparing for the new season and contracting with players to support the team, and we contracted with Junior Ajay and Ali Maaloul.”

Martin Jol worked in Al-Ahly from February to August 2016, and achieved the Premier League championship, but he bid farewell to the Champions League and lost the Egypt Cup final.


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