Stramaccioni Signed a Contract with Al Gharafa
The Qatari club, Al Gharafa announced signing a contract with the Italian coach, Andrea Stramaccioni.
The club mentioned, on their official account, that the coach will arrive in Doha next Monday to lead the next stage.
The Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta Dello Sport, reported that the Italian coach signed a two-year deal with the Qatari team.
Negotiations with Stramaccioni have been going since the end of the last season. Following the departure of coach Slavia Jokanovic after two seasons with no success.
Stramaccioni has a long track record as a defender in Italian football. And after his retirement, he worked as Inter Milan’s manager.
After that he got into coaching and was assigned to several teams, including Inter, Udinese, Panathinaikos, Sparta Prague and Esteghlal.
During the past weeks, there were many discussions happening behind the scenes between the club officials and members of the governing body.
This came as an attempt to resolve many of the files related to the team. With the many expected changes in the team.
According to previous reports, Stramaccioni’s first request is to sign a contract with the Esteghlal’s striker, Mehdi Ghayedi, during the upcoming summer transfer window to be part of the Qatari team as an Asian professional.
In addition, he called on the club’s management to dispense with all the professionals but the Algerian player, Sofiane Hanni.
As a result, Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Kanon will leave Al Gharafa. In fact, he had replaced Héctor Moreno, Adlène Guedioura, and Koo Ja-Cheol.