They say no smoke without fire. In the case of rumors speculating that Al Ahli manager Cosmin Olaroiu will succeed Mahdi Ali as national team boss the embers have been smoldering for some time now. They were stoked again recently. If the cliché about smoke and fire is indeed true it can’t be long before there is a raging blaze at the top of the Emirati game.
Al-Ahli team celebrating with their coach Aurelian Cosmin Olaroiu (C) during their AFC Champions League football match at Sheik Hazza Bin Zayed stadium in Al-Ain, on May 27, 2015. AFP