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Alex McLeish reaches agreement with Zamalek
Zamalek had sent a delegation earlier to meet with McLeish and his agent in France, one which included board members Ahmed and Amir Mortada Mortada Mansour, marketing director Khaled Refaat and former Borussia Dortmund striker Mohamed Zidan.
Club president Mortada Mansour had claimed earlier that the former Aston Villa boss was nearing a move to Zamalek.
Ahmed Mortada posted a picture on his Facebook page on Tuesday, revealing that McLeish was set to become the manager of the club for the rest of the season after agreeing terms with the delegation.
“We have reached an agreement with McLeish to become the manager of Zamalek for one-and-a-half years. McLeish will sign contracts after arriving in Cairo with the club’s president Mortada Mansour,” Ahmed Mortada posted.
— Zamalek SC (@ZSCOfficial) February 23, 2016
McLeish is expected to arrive in Cairo on Thursday to sign his contract with the club, as he becomes the club’s fourth manager this season following Ferreira, Paqueta and Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’.
The 57-year-old manager is well known for his success at the helm of Rangers between 2001 and 2006. McLeish won the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup in his first season before winning the domestic treble in his second season. He won the league again in 2004/2005.
McLeish is also known for winning the Football League Cup with Birmingham City in 2011, after defeating Arsenal in the final. He last managed Belgian side Genk, but was sacked after just one season as he failed to qualify for the Belgian Pro League Championship playoffs.