Zamalek to unveil the new coach by the end of this week

Ahram Online , Monday 5 Aug 2019

Ramon Diaz
Ramon Diaz (Photo: Diaz's official facebook page)

After sacking the team's technical staff, Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour announced Sunday that he will unveil the name of the new foreign coach by the end of this week.

Zamalek management has sacked the team's technical staff headed by Khaled Galal after losing to Ahly 1-0 in the Cairo Derby and losing the Egyptian Premier league title.

 The Whites icon Tarek Yehia has been named as Zamalek’s caretaker coach for one week until management concludes negotiations with a foreign coach to lead the team in the new season.

Reports in Egyptian media claimed that Zamalek management is in talks with foreign coaches including Argentinean coach Ramon Diaz and Madagascar coach Frenchman Nicolas Dupuis.

The reports also confirmed that Ramon Diaz, the former coach of Pyramids FC, welcomed the deal to coach Zamalek in the new season, however negotiations are still underway.

"Zamalek's football supervisor Amir Mortada Mansour prepares to travel to one of the European countries to negotiate with another foreign coach," the club's president told a television programme last week.

Zamalek finished second placed in the Egyptian Premier League, although the team won the Confederations Cup at the continental level.

The White Knights still have the chance to fight for more titles, i.e. the Egypt Cup and the CAF Super Cup, to add to their title win against Masry in the 2018 Egyptian Super Cup.

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