New Al Rayyan ready for new season
DOHA: New Al Rayyan coach Jorge Fossati has said his team would adopt
a ‘game-by-game’ philosophy when the Qatar Stars League (QSL) season
starts in September.
The Uruguayan was roped in as coach at the end of last month when it
was announced that the 62-year-old will manage newly promoted Al
Rayyan in the 2015-16 season.
“We have to be ready when the first game time comes. We will continue
to work game by game and I think the toughest game will be our first
QSL match in the new season,” Fossati said in his first media chat
after being unveiled as Al Rayyan’s new coach.
Fossati, the former Qatar national team coach and Al Sadd manager, was
joined by Espanyol star Sergio Garcia who also signed a two-year
contract with Al Rayyan.
Both arrived in Doha on Thursday night.
“We will continue to work with the young players and the new names
that will join us,” Fossati said.
Fossati said he was impressed with Al Rayyan’s desire to be build
strong base for future glory.
“Al Rayyan are one of the most popular and well supported clubs in the
country,” he said.
Al Rayyan were demoted at the end of 2013-14 QSL season but the former
national champions quickly regrouped and topped the Second Division to
win QSL promotion this April.
“The reason I accepted the Al Rayyan offer was because I have
confidence in the club’s management team and the players and of course
the fans. I am sure we will put together a great performance for the
fans,” Fossati said.
“I am eager to get started with Al Rayyan,” he added.
“One of the reasons I said yes was because of my knowledge about Al
Rayyan. I have fair knowledge on the Qatar Stars League. I am
confident that we can get Al Rayyan where it deserves to be,” he