Al Ahly appoint Jol as coach

The former Tottenham and Ajax coach will take control of the team from Sunday, with his side three points ahead of Alex McLeish's Zamalek at the top of the Egyptian Premier League

Martin Jol has been appointed as the new coach of Egyptian side Al Ahly.

The former Tottenham, Hamburg, Ajax and Fulham boss takes over from interim coach Zizo, who had been in charge following Jose Peseiro's departure for Porto.

Dutchman Jol will assume his duties on Sunday, assuming control of a side that sits top of the Egyptian Premier League.

His appointment at Al Ahly follows that of Alex McLeish at Zamalek, who are three points behind Jol's new team at the top.

Jol will also be tasked with leading his team in the CAF Champions League, a competition they have won eight times.