Egyptian champions Zamalek fire Mido


Former Tottenham forward Mido has been dismissed by Egyptian outfit Zamalek as its head coach for a second time after only 37 days in charge of the club.

The 32-year-old, who had a six-month spell in charge in 2014, was re-appointed on 4 January has been relieved of his responsibility at the club following Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to arch-rivals Al Ahly.

The former Middlesbrough star who scored 20 league goals during his time at White Hart Lane and Riverside secured four wins and a draw in his first five games before Tuesday’s defeat which has now left Zamalek seven points behind Ahly on the table.

Mohamed Salah takes over as interim coach while the club looks to recruit a foreign boss.

Director of football Hazem Emam, who was appointed at the same time as Mido, has also been dismissed.

Mido, who took over from Brazilian coach Marcos Paqueta, is the third coach sacked by Zamalek this season following the dismissals of Jesualdo Ferreira and Paqueta.

Mido retired from playing in 2013 and took on his first coaching role at Zamalek in January 2014.

During his first season in charge, Zamalek finished third in the league and secured a place in last year’s Confederation Cup.

He also won the Egypt Cup, making him the youngest Egyptian manager to win a major trophy.

He was replaced in July 2014 by Hossam Hassan following some modest results and differences with the club management.