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Shabab Al Ahli Dubai end Arruabarrena’s tenure as head coach

Monday, March 9, 2020
Rodolfo Arruabarrena-Shabab AL Ahli

Dubai: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai have parted ways with head coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena.

The UAE Pro League pacesetters made the announcement following a 2-2 draw with Al Nasr on Saturday, taking them to 40 points - three ahead of second-placed Al Ain FC.

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The club said Argentine Arruabarrena has been replaced by U-21 head coach Gerard Zaragoza.

Arruabarrena took charge of Shabab Al Ahli in 2018 and led them to the UAE President's Cup and UAE League Cup last year, with the club also finishing runners-up in the UAE Pro League.

الأسباني جيرارد زاغروسا يستلم مهمة تدريب الفريق الأول ويشرف على تحضيرات الفريق اليوم استعدادا لاستحقاقاته المقبلة

— نادي شباب الأهلي (@Shabab_AlAhliFC) March 8, 2020

Replacement Zaragoza, who has been given the job till the end of the season, had previously coached in India, Qatar, Georgia and Spain.

Shabab Al Ahli lost their first two matches in the 2020 AFC Champions League, suffering 2-1 defeats to Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor and defending champions Al Hilal SFC of Saudi Arabia in Group B.

Photo: Shabab Al Ahli Dubai

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