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El-Badry returns as coach of Al Ahly in the wake of Manuel Jose's departure, who announced his resignation on Saturday after his side's 2-0 friendly loss to Espanyol

Following the departure of long-time coach Manuel Jose, Al Ahly have turned to his former assistant, Hossam El-Badry, to replace him once more after the Egyptian took over for the Portuguese manager in 2009 and presided over the Red Devils' Egyptian Premier League title win during his first season.

El-Badry followed that up with a Sudanese league trophy with Al-Merreikh and was back in Egypt merely a year later to take over at ENPPI. His tenure there lasted less than six months and was marked by a recent second round exit in the 2012 Caf Confederation Cup at the hands of Cercle Olympique de Bamako.

The 52-year-old will be asked to perform much better in Africa's premiere continental competition, the Caf Champions League, during his second stint at Al-Ahly who were drawn alongside former title-holders TP Mazembe, city rivals Zamalek, and Ghanaian newcomers Berekum Chelsea.

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