Al Rayyan have welcomed new coach Rodolfo Martin Arruabarrena, who will replace Michael Laudrup. The former Argentina left back has signed a contract with Al Rayyan, who finished third in the QNB Stars League season in April this year. Arruabarrena will lead Al Rayyan in the pre-season training camp in Austria, the club said. Al Rayyan had been in negotiations with some coaches over the past few months and in the end settled for a deal with Arruabarrena.
The new coach’s mission would be to help Al Rayyan win a trophy or two after a barren time in the 2017-18 season. The new coach arrived in Doha on Wednesday evening and was greeted by Omar al-Azani, the manager of Al Rayyan.
Al Rayyan will be seen in action on August 1 when they take on Al Duhail in the one-off Sheikh Jassim Cup.
Rodolfo Martin Arruabarrena