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Zamalek show Mido the exit

Zamalek show Mido the exit


Zamalek have parted ways with coach Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam after the team’s 2-0 derby loss to Ahly on Tuesday.

Mido’s team lost in the 17th round of the Egyptian Premier League, widening the gap between the two teams to seven.

The board subsequently took a decision to sack Mido and football director Hazem Emam.

The former Premier League star took over the reins at Zamalek earlier in January, after the exit of Brazilian coach Marcos Paqueta.

Officials say Assistant coach Mohamed Salah will take over in an interim capacity until a new appointment.

Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour confirmed that a foreign manager will be appointed as Mido’s replacement.

“Zamalek will appoint a foreign manager in the near future,” Mortada told NileSport TV.

“In all cases, we will hold an emergency meeting to decide who’ll be the upcoming coach.”

Mido officially retired from mainstream football in 2013 after a brief stint at English Championship side Barnsley.

He won the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt in 2006 under the watch of celebrated coach Hassan Shehata.