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Mido refuses assistant coach position at Zamalek

Posted on October 11, 2014

Mido refuses

Former coach Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ has refused to work alongside the club’s next first team manager as an assistant coach.

Portuguese coach is set to put pen-to-paper to become the club’s new manager after attending Zamalek’s training session today.

Former Ajax, Roma and Spurs striker Mido has already been offered the assistant position by the club’s board, but justified his rejection by saying on his official social media pages that his presence would create drama, which would be an obstacle in Zamalek’s new manager Pacheco’s building process.

Mido posted on Facebook and Twitter: “I thank the board for their offer to take the role of the assistant coach but my refusal is to provide Pacheco with all the factors of success, and the most important of these factors is calmness and serenity around the squad, and of course my presence would have created multiple dilemmas which is what the team needs the least right now.”

Mido also thanked both the fans and the players for their persuasion attempts for him to take the assistant role.

“I know the fans would have loved to have me back and I thank the players for their attempts to persuade me to accept the task but Zamalek’s interest is more important than anything,” he concluded.

Mido was sacked as Zamalek’s coach on the 29th of July by the board following a relatively successful spell – winning the 2014 Egypt Cup – before he went on to take charge of the club’s youth sector as technical director.

There has been no word from the club nor Pacheco as of yet on who will be assisting him during his tough task to bring glory back to the White Knights.

Zamalek currently lie in the middle of the table with 1 win and 2 draws and are to face Wadi Degla on the 20th of October.


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