Football is cruel at times. On Monday, just prior to the final game of the Egyptian Premier League season, Ricardo Soares was asked whether it would be his last as head coach of Al-Ahly.
“Why would it be? It’s the last game of this season,” he said. “But now we prepare for the next.”
On Wednesday the Portuguese tactician was fired. He had been in the job for just two months.
“The club would like to thank Soares and his assistants for their service and we wish them all the best in the future,” Al-Ahly said in a statement. And that was that.