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Jeddah: Renowned former Ukraine international Sergei Rebrov has been appointed head coach of AFC Champions League quarter-finalists Al Ahli, it has been announced.

The 43-year-old, who replaces Christian Gross in the Al Ahli hot seat, has signed a two-year deal with the Saudi Arabian club ahead of their showdown with Persepolis from the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last eight of Asia’s premier club competition.

A legendary striker for Dinamo Kiev and Tottenham Hotspur during his playing days, Rebrov joins the Jeddah-based outfit after guiding Dinamo to two Ukrainian Premier League and Ukrainian Cup titles since taking charge in 2014.

The first leg of Al Ahli’s AFC Champions League quarter-final tie with Persepolis is scheduled for August 22, with the return fixture taking place on September 12.  

Photo: AFP

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