CAIRO – 24 May 2018: Ismaily announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Algerian manager, Kheïreddine Madoui, to be the team's manager for next season.
Madoui, 41, will succeed Portuguese manager, Pedro Barny, who led the team to finish second in the league and qualify to the CAF Champions League.
Madoui has a massive managerial experience; he became the youngest manager ever to win the CAF Champions League when he led his hometown club, Entente de Sétif, to achieve the title.
The manager, commonly known in Africa as the Algerian Guardiola, started his life with football when he joined Entente de Sétif as a kid and got promoted through the club rankings till he joined the first team in 1997.
Madoui moved to CR Belouizdad three years later where he played two years then he returned to Sétif where he played three seasons.
Madoui was forced to retire at 28 due to injury and he decided to start his career as a manager.
Madoui managed Etoile du Sahel in Tunisia and Saudi Arabian club, Al Wahda, but he could not find the same success he achieved with Setif.