The technical director of the football team at the Egyptian-Swiss Al-Ahly club, Marcel Koller, is preparing for a new experience with the champion of the century in Africa, as this is Al-Ahly’s first participation in the Club World Cup in Morocco under the leadership of the veteran Swiss.
A new adventure
Kohler begins the new adventure with Al-Ahly in the World Cup for Clubs in Morocco, which will start on the first of next February, when he meets the Auckland City team at the opening of the World Cup.
Participation in the Club World Cup
Al-Ahly of Egypt is participating in the 2022 Club World Cup, for the eighth time in its history, as the runner-up of the African Champions League, after the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) assigned the organization of the tournament to the State of Morocco, while Moroccan Wydad won the African Champions League, as the tournament system prevents Participation of two teams from one country.
Club World Cup Final
Al-Ahly’s best achievement in the Club World Cup is third place and the bronze medal 3 times, but it has not qualified for the final match of the Club World Cup yet, while Al-Ahly aspires to achieve this achievement with Koller.
Al-Ahly contracted with Kohler
And Al-Ahly of Egypt had contracted with the Swiss technical director, Marcel Koller, in September 2022, to succeed the Portuguese Ricardo Soares, who did not last long and left after a series of negative results for the red team, and Kohler’s contract with Al-Ahly extends for two years.
“Super Cooler” 20 matches without defeat
“Super Cooler” played 20 matches with Al-Ahly, during which he achieved impressive numbers, winning 16 matches and drawing in 4 others, and he did not receive any defeat during his career with the Red Genie.
Leading the Egyptian league
The Swiss Köhler leads the Egyptian Premier League standings with Al-Ahly with 37 points, after 15 rounds have passed, during which he managed to win 11 matches and not receive any defeat, and tied on only 4 occasions.
The strongest team
With Koller, Al-Ahly is the strongest attack and the best defense, as Al-Ahly players scored 36 goals under Koller’s leadership, and the team conceded only 7 goals, while the red team kept its net clean in 13 games.
The reason for Ferreira’s dismissal
Koller crowned his first titles with Al-Ahly after he won the Egyptian Super Cup, at the expense of traditional rivals Zamalek, with two goals without a response, in a match in which Koller had the upper hand over Ferreira, coach of Zamalek at the time, before he defeated him again in the Egyptian League with three clean goals, which was a reason. In the dismissal of the Portuguese coach for white training.
Kohler’s march before Al-Ahly
Marcel Kohler began his coaching career in January 1999, with FC St. Gallen in the Swiss Super League, and after only one year, he led the club to crown its first championship in nearly 100 years, after winning the Swiss League title.
Winning the Swiss League
The 61-year-old Koehler took over the training of Grasshoppers in 2003 and won the Swiss League, German Cologne in 2004, and relegated him to the second division, then coached German Bochum from 2005 to 2009.
Austria national team
Kohler also coached the Austria national team from 2011 to 2017, and qualified him for the first time to “Euro 2016”, after his only participation in the 2008 edition as a host, and he also ranked tenth in the FIFA classification in the best achievement of the team.
Marcel Koehler also coached the Swiss Basel team from 2018 to 2020, and played 101 matches with the team, during which he won 61 matches, drew 19 and lost 21, and he won the Swiss Cup title in 2018, but lost the league title.