Tunisian Adel Sellimi became Al Khor coach succeeding his compatriot Nassif Al Bayawi, who has been named as the new coach of Al Kharaitiyat, replacing Yasser Sebaei. The Knights started the 2017-18 season under Frenchman Laurent Banide before Al Bayawi took over the reins following a series of negative results. Sellimi coached relegated side Al Markhiya towards the end of second phase in last season’s QNB Stars League. He has guided some Tunisian clubs and had technically been involved with his national team. During his illustrious career as a striker, he played for top Tunisian side Club Africain, French club Nantes and German side Freiburg.