Farag Amer to KingFut: Sedky’s results were not good enough
After appointing French manager Denis Lavagne, Smouha SC president Farag Amer revealed his reasons for sacking former manager Hamada Sedky.
The decision to sack Sedky came as a surprise to football fans around Egypt after his exploits last season with the Alexandria-based club – only losing the league on goal difference and coming runners-up in the Egypt Cup – which was considered the most successful season in the history of the club.
“Hamada Sedky won just nine points in the second round last season. This is not good enough,” Amer told KingFut’s Marwan Ibrahim.
“This season he beat two promoted teams, barely held on to a draw the next match, while couldn’t keep control of the game against Tala’a El-Gaish in the last minutes where we lost. This wasn’t good enough.”
“Sedky said on TV that the team was weak, even though he had no problem with selling Hamoudi & Tarek Hamed. If he couldn’t win the league with that very good team last season, what was he going to do with the weaker one?”
“We gave him the funds. Since Sedky’s a good manager, top teams in Egypt will want him. Now he’s signed for Wadi Degla and good luck to him.”
French manager Denis Lavagne was appointed after Sedky’s dismissal, and the Smouha president spoke very highly of his appointment.
“We are replacing Sedky with a very good coach. Lavagne has a good history with coaching the Cameroonian national team and also reaching the CAF Champions League final with Coton Sport.”
“His results with Ittihad of Alexandria were fantastic. He’s a fighter. The results he got with the team, under the circumstances that the club went through, training in difficult places in Alexandria with no facilities like Ezbet Sa’ad are immense. We have a good coach,” Amer concluded.
Smouha currently lie 6th in the table with 7 points after four matches played and are set to host Dakhleya on October 20th in the fifth gameweek of the league.
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