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Vingada U-turn on Ahly job

Nelo Vingada
Ahly are left searching for a new boss after Vingada pulled out

Egyptian giants Al Ahly are looking for another coach, just days after appointing Nelo Vingada to take over from Manuel Jose.

The Portuguese boss has pulled out of a two-year deal to lead the African champions.

The club has announced that Vingada asked to be released from the contract for "emergency family reasons".

Ahly say they will name a new coach within a week.

Ahly announced last Friday that Vingada would join on a two-year contract.

"The board of Al Ahly has decided, upon Mr Vingada's request, to accept his apology not to continue with the team due to emergency family reasons," the club said in a statement.

His appointment had not been universally welcomed by fans, who doubted whether he would be able to emulate the huge success Ahly enjoyed under Jose.

Vingada managed Saudi Arabia in 1996 and 1997 and is also a past coach of Zamalek, Al Ahly's greatest rivals.

Ahly had originally said they wanted to appoint a "top 20" coach, but their search was hampered by a shortage of sponsorship.



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see also
Al Ahly appoint Vingada as coach
13 Jun 09 |  African
Al Ahly clinch league title
24 May 09 |  African
Angola confirm Jose move
13 May 09 |  African
Vingada to coach Wydad Casablanca
18 Jun 07 |  African
Zamalek release Vingada
06 Jul 04 |  African


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