CAIRO: Hossam Al-Badri has officially quit his job as Ahly manager following Sunday’s league defeat at Ismaili.
Al-Badri told his players about his decision after the 3-1 defeat as Ahly announced that his resignation was accepted on Monday.
The former defender was heavily jeered by supporters during the game, receiving a clear ‘Enough’ message from the stands.
He was followed by the whole technical staff, including assistants Alaa Maihoub and Mohamed Youssef.
Ahly’s football committee is currently in the process of discussing the future of the first team, with no clear names tipped for the hot seat.
Even so, FilGoal.com understands that Masri coach Mokhtar Mokhtar, Gouna’s Anwar Salama and current youth team coach Fathi Mabrouk are among the candidates that could be given the nod on a temporary basis.
Al-Badri was promoted to take charge of Ahly at the beginning of last season, following five years of working as an assistant to Portuguese Manuel Jose.
Despite the skeptics, he led Ahly to the Egyptian Premier League title in his first season in charge, as well as winning second place in the cup.
However, the 50-year-old was hardly convincing for the majority of Ahly fans, especially with the team’s lackluster performances so far this season.