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Zamalek chairman Mansour sack foreign manager assistant duo

Ex-Zamalek star duo Mohamed Helmi and Gamal Abdel-Hamid join the first-team management, alongside the Mexican Marco Rodriguez

Ahram Online , Friday 29 Apr 2016
Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour (Photo: Ahram)

Zamalek manager Alex McLeish has finally agreed to work without his assistant Frank Nuttall and technical analyst Musa Al-Habashi upon the request of club chairman Mortada Mansour.

Mansour has reportedly been disgruntled with the team's recent displays under McLeish, holding a meeting with the Scot on Thursday to discuss the issue.

It was reported that Mansour told McLeish that he intended to sack the foreign duo, with the Scottish manager demanding 24 hours to contemplate the matter.

Ex-Rangers boss McLeish then agreed to let go of his assistants, with ex-Zamalek stars Mohamed Helmi and Gamal Abdel-Hamid appointed in the team's management.

Ex-football director Ismail Youssef also returned to the management, with the Mexican Marco Rodriguez appointed instead of Habashi. 

Egyptian league holders Zamalek are currently second of the league table with 45 points, 11 adrift of leaders and arch-rivals Ahly. 

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