New role for Mido at Egypt’s Pyramids

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Former Egypt and Tottenham Hotspur forward ‘Mido’ [Ahmed Hossam] has been named technical supervisor for cash-rich topflight side Pyramids FC.

The Cairo-based club confirmed at the weekend that they had struck an agreement with the former Misr El-Makkasa manager to take on the role. He will double up as the club’s spokesperson.

The well-travelled Mido has previously held the technical advisor position at Wadi Degla and Belgian side Lierse S.K.

He also comes with managerial experience after being at the helm of boyhood club Zamalek where he became the youngest local manager to win a trophy, after leading them to Egypt Cup triumph at 32.

After leaving the White Knights, the 2006 Afcon winner had stints at Ismaily and Misr El-Makkasa although his success was minimal.

The 38-year-old also managed Saudi Pro League side, Al Wehda, where he was sacked after 13 games after publicly insulting a fan on Twitter for questioning his tactics.

Despite qualifying for the Caf Confederation Cup group stage, Pyramids have struggled under the tutelage of Argentinian manager Rodolfo Arruabarrena.

They currently sit in seventh place on the Egyptian Premier League table with 19 points in 13 matches.

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By FARPost Reporter

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