African biggest club and Egyptian 🇪🇬 Champions Al Ahly have completed the hiring of Ricardo Soares as their new head coach, Felele247.com understands.
The 47-year-old Portuguese coach replaces Pitso Mosimane, who left the Red Devils earlier in June, after a successful two-year stay at the Cairo giants, where he won the Caf Champions League twice in a row.
Al Ahly announced the former Gil Vicente coach’s appointment through their social media platforms on Thursday.
“He’s here. Welcome Ricardo Soares,” read a caption of the club’s tweet with Soares’ picture.
Multiple reports coming out of Cairo report the new head coach signed a two-year deal with the Egyptian giants in a deal worth €1.5 million (over R25 million) per season.
Reports in Portugal claims that Soares decided to pay the release clause with Gil Vicente from his own pocket, to make the Al Ahly move possible.