Egyptian football manager and former striker Ahmed Hossam “Mido” has been appointed as Misr Lel-Maqassa’s new coach for the next season, the club announced on Sunday.
The 36-year-old will replace veteran boss Talaat Youssef, who left the club by mutual consent last April.
“The club has agreed with Mido to lead the team next season, with Adel Mustafa as a coach, in addition to a fitness coach and a performance analyst,” the source told FilGoal.com. “There will be a meeting between Mohamed Abdel Salam, Misr Lel-Maqassa President, and Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’, to finalize all the terms of the contract.”
Mido has previously managed three clubs in Egypt. He took charge of Zamalek twice, leading it to the Egypt Cup title in 2014. Although his second stint with the club in 2016 was less successful, he remained the youngest manager in Egypt’s history to win a title after his above-mentioned Egypt Cup triumph with the Whites.
He also spent time with El-Ismaily in 2015 and Wadi Degla in 2017 where he stayed the longest, winning 10 games and drawing 14 out of a total of 42.
Later, former Egypt and Tottenham forward took charge of Saudi’s El-Wehda in December 2018 up until he got sacked in March over insulting a fan who criticized the club’s performance under his guidance on Twitter. However, during his period with the club, he earned high praise for his work especially after beating Egyptian giant club El-Ahli twice, before snatching a historic draw against fellow league leader El-Hilal away from home.
Internationally, the Egyptian journeyman was also the technical advisor of Belgian club Lierse back in 2016.
El-Maqassa came out with a sixth-place finish in the Egyptian Premier League and reached the Egypt Cup quarters. Will Mido take it any further? And could this be a step forward to achieving his dream of managing the national team one day? We’ll have to wait and see!