CAIRO: Ismaili is willing to keep coach Ricardo Ferreira for next season, despite losing the league title to Ahly on Sunday.
Ricardo has already announced that he is leaving Ismailia regardless of the outcome of the league, but the Dervishes board is willing to convince the Brazilian to stay.
Our aim is to preserve the structure of this team, thus we are willing to stick with Ricardo in addition to the current squad, Ismaili chairman Nasr Aboul-Hassan told FilGoal.com.
This group guided the club to the final stage of the league this season and they proved they are champions.
Ricardo s agent revealed recently that his client is considering a number of offers from Arab clubs, stressing on his Ismaili exit.
Aboul-Hassan indicated that Ismaili is looking to bring in some new faces in the summer as he guaranteed the arrival of Essam Al-Hadari.
The current squad is capable of winning trophies in the near future, with the help of some new signings, he added.
Essam Al-Hadari will be our first signing this summer.
Sion and Egypt keeper Al-Hadari declared last week that he will return to the Egyptian league, without specifying his destination club.