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Egypt: McLeish quits Zamalek after 10 games, 65 days in charge

Egypt: McLeish quits Zamalek after 10 games, 65 days in charge

Egypt

Former Rangers, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and Scotland coach Alex McLeish has reportedly terminated his contract with Cairo giants, Zamalek, by mutual consent.

Mohamed Helmy (an assistant coach proposed by the club president) will take charge as the interim manager before the board announces McLeish’s successor.

“Media sources report” that club president Mortada Mansour forced two new assistant coaches, Egyptians Mohamed Hilmi and Muhammad Salah, to replace Scot Frank Nuttall and Belgian El Habchi Mousa who were axed on Friday.

McLeish had only been in charge for ten games in all competitions, with an overall record of six wins, two draws and two losses. Zamalek are second in the Egyptian league, trailing leaders Al Ahly by 11 points.

McLeish is the fourth manager to leave Zamalek this season after Jesualdo Ferreira, Marcus Paqueta and Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’.