Ruben de la Barrera took charge of Al Ahli in mid-December, 2018, replacing veteran Czech coach Milan Macala.
Barrera is one of the young coaches with great ambition. Al Ahli hope to improve their performance during his reign.
The Spaniard had said soon after taking over the Qatari club and during his presentation to the media that he was a coach who loved challenges in his career despite his young age. He also said there was no better place than Qatar to experience the great interest in football as the country gears up to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.