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Zamalek: Mido remains manager despite league failure
Zamalek SC have announced that Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ will be staying at Zamalek as the club’s manager, and is fully backed by the board.
Through their official Twitter account, Zamalek SC stated that the board has renewed their confidence in the 31-year-old manager, ending all controversy surrounding the matter following their 2-1 loss to Smouha on Wednesday night.
قرر مجلس ادارة نادى #الزمالك تجديد الثقه فى المدير الفنى ميدو وإستمراره مع الفريق مع منحه كافة الصلاحيات فى معاقبة اللاعبين المقصرين.
— Zamalek SC (@ZSCOfficial) July 3, 2014
Thursday morning, following the defeat which ended their title hopes, Mido tweeted that he had ‘returned as a [Zamalek] fan once more’ which hinted that the former Tottenham man could have arrived to the end of his coaching time at the White Castle.
During that series of events, Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour had released several statements on Egyptian television regarding his team’s failure of not winning the league title this season. Mortada said that this Zamalek squad has become addicted to defeat and that half of them are ‘only good enough for a women’s football team’.
While discussing the possibility of replacing Mido, Mortada said that there’s a big chance that the eventual successor will be an Egyptian coach, not a foreign one.
The Zamalek chairman also pointed out that ex-Egypt international Hossam Hassan – head coach of Jordan’s national team – is one of the candidates who were being considered in the event that Mido resigns, but for now, the club have decided to back the youngest manager in Egyptian football history.
This is not the first time where Mido’s resignation and job security were brought into question; the Zamalek coach had previously announced his resignation in May before quickly withdrawing his decision.