x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Coaches on the move in the Pro League

Four clubs resume Pro League competition with coaches who did not begin the season with their sides.

Four clubs resume Pro League competition with coaches who did not begin the season with their sides.

The most movement has been at champions Al Wahda. They jettisoned the Romanian Laszlo Boloni in September, saw the Brazilian Adenor Leonardo "Tite" Adenor return home after 45 days with the club, and brought back Josef Hickersberger, the Austrian who led them to the 2009/10 title. Al Nasr also made a change at the top, sacking Brazilian Helio dos Anjos in October and replacing him with an Emirati caretaker, Eid Baroot.

Last month, Al Dhafra dismissed the Frenchman Michel de Castel and hired Alexandre Guimaraes, who coached Al Wasl last season. And promoted Dubai, who face relegation, dismissed the Egyptian Ayman al Hamadi and hired the Brazilian Junior dos Santos.