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Al Duhail, Rui Faria part ways

Doha: Qatar Stars League leaders Al Duhail announced on Monday that they have accepted Rui Faria's resignation as head coach.

The club issued a statement on its official website that Faria, who hails from Portugal, had decided to leave the team due to personal reasons.

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The decision of the 44-year-old coach comes just two days after Al Duhail’s defeat to Al Sadd in the Qatar Cup final.

After working as an assistant coach with European clubs Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United, Faria took charge of Al Duhail in January 2019 replacing Tunisian Nabil Maaloul.

Al Duhail are in Group C of the 2020 AFC Champions League with UAE’s Sharjah, Saudi Arabia's Al Taawoun and Persepolis FC of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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