Sunday 27 September 2020
Press reports revealed that the Italian Luciano Spalletti, the former coach of Roma and Inter Milan, is a candidate to succeed Rene Fyler, the coach of the Al-Ahly club, if he leaves the Red Castle at the beginning of next month.
The Italian site “inews24” said today, Sunday, that Spalletti is close to assuming the leadership of Al-Ahly after initial contacts between the two parties, and it seems that the negotiations are advanced as the coach expressed his readiness to embark on an exceptional new experience in his bus career.
He added that Spalletti has gained great fame in Egypt in recent years, especially that he took over the leadership of Egyptian international Mohamed Salah in Rome in the 2016/2017 season, when the current Liverpool star scored 19 goals with the Italian team.
Spalletti, the 61-year-old, has been away from the technical seats for more than a year since his departure from Inter Milan, and regardless of his experience in Russia with Zenit St Petersburg between 2009 and 2014, he has never left Italy.
Spalletti was a candidate to lead Al-Ahly before the start of the current season 2019/2020, but the club eventually settled on the appointment of Rene Fyler, who won the Egyptian Super League and the Egyptian Super League with the team, and led him to the CAF Champions League semi-finals.
It is reported that Al-Ahly announced that it will officially decide Fyler’s fate next Thursday, at a time when the Smouha match in the Egypt Cup on Wednesday may be the last for the Swiss coach, a few weeks before the African Champions League.