Ras Al Khaimah: Tunisian coach Jalal Qaderi has replaced Syrian Nizar Mahrous at Emirates Club. Emirates were technically relegated from the Arabian Gulf League last season, but they earned a reprieve thanks to their 1-0 two-legged play-off win over Al Hamriyah. The bottom two clubs from the top flight played the third and fourth placed sides from the second tier to decide who would go up as the AGL goes back up to 14 teams from 12 next season.