Al Ahly Coach: "My gray hair makes me stressed"

The new coach of the Egyptian-Swiss club Al Ahly, Marcel Koehler, has expressed his willingness to defy pressure with the Cairo club, which hopes to regain the title in the local league from its rival, Zamalek, champion of the last two tournaments. seasons.

“My hair has turned gray and that means I have experience with the pressure that Al Ahli is facing and I can stand up to it,” Koehler said Monday at a press conference to be held at the club’s headquarters.

He added that the decision to work outside of Europe was strange for him, but he agreed, noting during his meetings with Al-Ahly officials the degree of professionalism and seriousness.

Kohler, who visited Egypt in 1988 when he was an international, noted that African players had contributed to the development of European football with their talent: “I am happy that I now lead the biggest clubs on the African continent”, and added that he did not contact with his compatriot, former Al-Ahly coach René Fire until the deal was finalized.

The former coach of the Austrian national team and Swiss club Basel explained that his absence from training for two years was to take some rest after several continuous trials, stressing that he took the opportunity and underwent knee surgery.

Al Ahly’s administration announced on Friday that it has signed the 61-year-old Kohler to a two-year contract, replacing Portuguese Ricardo Soares two months after his appointment due to poor results as Al Ahly, 10th Multiple African Champion, finished in the Egyptian league in third place behind Zamalek and the Pyramids.

Source: AFP

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