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Brazilian coach Vieira pulls out of Zamalek coaching race

Ahram Online, Saturday 4 Oct 2014
Jorvan Vieira
Brazilian Jorvan Vieira, EX coach of Egypt's Zamalek (Photo: Reuters)
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Brazilian tactician Jorvan Vieira has turned down an offer to return to Zamalek following the sacking of Hossam Hassan as the team's head coach.

The former Zamalek coach - who is currently in charge of Kuwait national team - told an Egyptian sports TV show that he was approached by an agent regarding the vacant seat.

"I cannot talk with Zamalek or any other clubs because I am under contract with Kuwait. This is not ethical. I have just renewed my contract and I intend to fulfill it," the 61-year-old coach said.

Vieira took charge of Zamalek in the 2012/2013 season and the team looked well equipped to win their first Premier League title since 2004 after putting in a number solid displays but the competition was cancelled just before the final stage due to political turmoil in Egypt.

He eventually decided to leave due to the club's persistent financial woes and accept a lucrative offer to manager Kuwait.

Zamalek's board is racing against the clock to hire a replacement for Hossam Hassan, who has been sacked after only three league games.

Reports said that the club's president Mortada Mansour had drawn up a shortlist that includes Portuguese duo Paulo Duarte and Jaime Pacheco, Argentinean Hector Cuper and Serbian Milovan Rajevac.

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