Martin Jol has resigned as manager of Egyptian giants Al Ahly, the club announced late yesterday.
The former Tottenham boss arrived the land of the Pharaohs six months ago and created an immediate impact as he won the league but a run of poor results recently meant he couldn’t continue with the club.
Surprisingly, the eight-time CAF Champions League winners’ suffered elimination from the 2016 competition, and their misery were compounded when they lost 3-1 in the Egypt Cup final on August 8 to arch-rivals Zamalek.
“Ahly have amicably terminated the contract of Martin Jol at his request. He will be replaced in the interim by his assistant Ossama Orabi,” a statement read on the club’s official website.
However, just yesterday his agent Mohamed El-Habashy was quoted by an Egyptian website KingFut that Martin Jol will not leave the club anytime soon.
“Jol is the Al Ahly manager until now, news reports about his resignation aren’t true,” he said.
Al Ahly will play their final Champions League match away to Ivory Coast side ASEC Mimosas on August 24.