Portuguese Roy Vitoria has completely moved away from training Al-Ahly club, although he was one of the strong candidates to train the Red Genie to succeed Pitso Mosimane, whose contract was terminated two weeks ago. Al-Ahly entered into intensive negotiations with Vitoria to train the team to succeed South African Pitso Mosimane, but the financial dispute between the two parties prevented the completion of the deal.
And it is certain that Al-Ahly will announce its new coach within 48 hours, after the Red Castle officials ended the agreement with one of the foreign coaches, but he is not Roy Vitoria.
The past few days witnessed intense negotiations between Al-Ahly and more than one foreign coach before an agreement was reached with one of them during the past hours, and Al-Ahly officials are scheduled to announce the new coach the day after tomorrow, Tuesday, at the latest, to end the controversy over this important file.
Everyone in Al-Ahly had agreed on Vitoria, but the financial dispute prevented him from signing, as the Portuguese coach insisted on receiving 3 million and 800,000 euros annually, while Al-Ahly’s offer stopped at 2 million and 500 thousand euros, due to the failure of negotiations between the two parties. Al-Ahly agreed with a new coach during the past two days.
And Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Al-Ahly’s president, had resolved the file of the return of the Swiss Rene Weiler, the former coach of the team and the current coach of the Japanese club Kashima Antlers, to train the red genie, after some media reports confirmed that the administration of the Red Castle had opened the door to negotiation with the Swiss coach through one of the agents of the major players in Egypt.
A source in Al-Ahly denied this news completely, stressing that the issue of Fyler’s return is completely rejected, and it cannot take place because Al-Khatib announced his clear rejection of the idea of negotiating again regarding the return of the Swiss coach, which opened the door to contracting with another coach, neither Fyler nor Vittoria. It will be announced within the next 48 hours.
Sami Komsan is currently responsible for training Al-Ahly temporarily until a new coach is signed, and Al-Ahly is preparing for the Pyramids match scheduled for 9:30 this evening, Sunday, at Cairo International Stadium in the quarter-finals of the last edition of the Egypt Cup.