After being appointed as Lierse’s new head coach, Hany Ramzy becomes the first Egyptian coach for a European football team.
Ramzy, who was Egypt’s U-23 national team coach, joined Belgian Lierse to succeed Chris Janssens.
“The board and the club are grateful to Chris for what he has done for Lierse. He ensured the club enjoyed a steady season last year, much against the expectations of the outside world,” said a statement on the team’s official website.
“This year Lierse has been confronted with hard reality,” the statement said, as the team ranks the 14th place in the Belgian league with 13 points from 15 matches.
“This situation demanded intervention,” the statement added.
In attempts to recover, the team selected Ramzy, who had been working for a month as a technical consultant for Lierse prior his appointment, reported Ahram Online.
Being owned by Egyptian business man Magued Sami, Ramzy will not feel too far from home in Lierse, as he will be also coaching a number of Egyptian players.