Mido has been unceremoniously dismissed from his role at Egyptian giants SC Zamalek just over a month after taking charge at the clubs.
The former national team striker began his coaching career with the Cairere heavyweights back in 2014, and despite winning the Egyptian Cup with the White Knight early during his tenure, he was dismissed after six months.
Unfortunately for the ex-Tottenham Hotspur hitman, history has repeated itself, and after a 2-0 defeat to fierce local rivals Al-Ahly in Africa’s biggest derby, the hefty frontman has once again found himself out of work.
“I apologise to Zamalek fans for letting them down,” the 32-year-old tweeted [as per Reuters]. “I did my best work from the first minute but I wasn’t lucky.”
The striker had something of a peripatetic playing career, featuring for the likes of West Ham United, Olympique de Marseille, Ajax, Middlesbrough, Roma and Barnsley.
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Mido won the African Cup Winners’ Cup with Zamalek in 2000 during his playing career, while also lifting the Dutch title with Ajax in 2002.
He won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2006 as part of Egypt’s glorious golden generation, but his international career is remembered notably for an astonishing touchline bust-up with iconic coach Hassan Shehata.