Mohamed Youssef has joined newly promoted Bank Al Ahly as their new head coach ahead of the new season.
Bank Al Ahly secured a historic promotion to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in the club’s history after finishing on top of their second division group.
Youssef has started his career with the U-17 national team and played with them at the 1987 U-17 world Cup in Canada and also played with the U-19 national team.
Youssef was the captain of the Egyptian team in the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics and scored a goal against Colombia. He made his debut with the first Egyptian national team in a 1994 African Nations Cup qualifier against Morocco on 11 July 1993. Youssef made 95 appearances for Egypt national football team, including three matches at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, three qualifying matches for the 1998 FIFA World Cup and two qualifying matches for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. He won with Egypt the 1998 African Nations Cup and also played in the 1994 African Nations Cup and 2000 African Nations Cup.
Following their promotion, head coach Eid Marazik decided to step down from his role after guiding Bank Al Ahly to second division triumph.
The club then decided to replace Eid Marazik with Mohamed Youssef, who has managerial experience in the top flight.
Youssef had previously coached El-Shorta, Petrojet, and most notably, Al Ahly on several occasions.