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Abdel-Razek to coach Alexandria's Smouha as Youssef sacked

Smouha sacked Mohamed Youssef after only three Egyptian Premier League games

Ahram Online , Sunday 1 Nov 2015
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Mohamed Youssef (Photo: Reuters)
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Alexandria-based club Smouha has named Mimi Abdel-Razek as the new head coach succeeding sacked Mohamed Youssef, the club announced Sunday.

Smouha has surprisingly dismissed Youssef after only three matches in the Egyptian Premier League new season; one win 1-0 against Mahalla in the opener and two successive losses 3-0 to Petrojet and 2-0 to Maqassa.

The 45-year-old former Ahly and Egypt defender Youssef started his coaching career with Ahly as an assistant coach since 2009 before taking the lead in 2013 winning the CAF Champions League and the CAF Super Cup. He coached Ittihad El-Shorta last season inspiring them to survive relegation finishing 15th in the league table.

New coach Abdel-Razik is supposed to take charge of the team starting from the league fourth match day game against ENPPI on Thursday.

The club's board, under leadership of Farag Amer has announced the revolutionary decisions following a meeting in the club's headquarters Sunday morning.

The coastal club had also fired their coach Hamada Sedky early last season although he inspired them to finish runner-ups of the league.

Smouha made it to the group stage of the CAF Champions League tournament that ended Saturday with the DR Congo's TP Mazembwin in Algeria defeating USM Alger.

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