Hossam Mido Named Ismaily Manager

Former Egyptian International Ahmed Hossam Mido has been named the coach of Egyptian Premier League side Ismaily SC.

The announcement was made official by the Club’s website and social media outlets on Tuesday.

Mido who returns at the club since 2015, replaces Carlos Garrido who was sacked just after five games.

“The Ismaili Club Board of Directors, headed by Eng. Yahya El-Koumi, has officially completed the procedures for contracting with Ahmed Hossam Mido as technical director of the first football team until the end of the season, subject to extension,” Ismaily said in a statement.

“The contract with Mido came after his successful experience in leading the Dervishes several seasons ago, and his ability to restore discipline and calm within the team, restore the players to their usual level, and return the beautiful ball known to the Dervishes.

“The technical staff of the dervishes includes: Ayman El-Gamal, director of football, Ashraf Khader, general coach, Ahmed El-Gamal and Omar Gamal, coaches, Mohamed Abdel Monsef, coach of goalkeepers, and Tariq Shaaban, performance analyst.”

His main task is to help Ismaily stay in the top flight, a side that survived relegation by just two points last season.

Currently, Ismaily are in relegation zone with just six points, with just one win in nine games.

Mido, turning 40 in February next year, played 51 times for Egypt and scored 20 goals.

He returns to management for the first time since he was sacked by El-Makkasa in January 2020.

He also managed Zamalek, Wagi Degla and Al Wehda.

He is mostly remembered for his spell at Tottenham but played for Ajax, Marseille, Roma and Middlesbrough among others.

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