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McLeish receives first fine as Zamalek manager

Alex McLeish

Photo: Zamalek official website


The competitions committee of the Egyptian Football Association () handed Zamalek new manager his first fine after he skipped a post-match press conference.

The committee imposed an EGP 15,000 fine on the Scottish manager for failing to show up to a press conference that was held after the Zamalek and Arab Contractors match on March 7.

Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour has previously ordered the boycott of post-match press conferences. McLeish, however, attended the presser of his first match with Zamalek, which saw their loss against Entag El-Harby, before missing the press conference of the Contractors game.

The Scotsman was appointed as Zamalek new manager on February 23. The 57-year-old became the club’s fourth manager this season following Jesualdo Ferreira, Marcos Paqueta and Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’.

Graduated with a degree in Journalism from the American University in Dubai. Currently, working with Bloomberg News. Passionate about sports.

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