Egypt's Maqassa part ways with coach Mido

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 22 Jan 2020

Ahmed Hossam "Mido"
Ahmed Hossam "Mido" (Photo: Maqassa's official twitter account)

Egyptian club Maqassa announced Wednesday that they parted ways with head coach Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam after Tuesday's 3-1 league loss to rivals Pyramids FC.

"The board decided to thank coach Mido for his stint with the team, wishing him best of luck in his next steps as he is considered one of the promising coaches," read a short statement on Maqassa's official Twitter account.

Coach Gamal Omar will be in charge of the team in the coming period, according to club management.

The 37-year-old former Egypt attacker Mido took the charge of the Fayoum-based club last June, succeeding former coach Talaat Youssef.

With Mido at the helm, Maqassa secured just two wins and suffered seven defeats in 14 domestic league matches since the season start. The team currently lie in 15th place of the league table.

The former Zamalek, Ismaily and Wadi Degla coach Mido hung up his boots in June 2013 after serving a host of European clubs, including Ajax, Celta Vigo, Marseille, Roma, Tottenham, Wigan and West Ham.

Mido took charge of Zamalek twice, leading the club to the Egypt Cup title in his first stint in 2014. His second spell in 2016 was less successful and he was sacked following a poor run of results.

Mido also had stints with Ismaily in 2015 and Wadi Degla in 2017.

He was named as coach of Saudi side Al-Wehda in 2019, but was sacked after only two months.

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