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Jose Gomes: We'll work hard to keep the standard high

Jose Gomes, the new Al-Ahli coach thanked Christian Gross for nominating him to lead the Royal club as the Swiss’ successor, and he asserted that he will work hard to continue what his predecessor started and keep what the team achieved last season.

Gomes said in a presser: “I thank everyone, I am very happy to be here and coach a big team such as Al-Ahli, and I thank Christian Gross for nominating me, we have a great relationship.”

He added: “Al-Ahli are the league champions and the cup last season, and this makes the expectations high for next season, our goals with the team are big.”

He explained: “We will work to keep what the team earned last season, and we will work extra hard to prepare for next season to bring more trophies home, which is why I’m here.