Pyramids sack manager after Zamalek draw

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Hassan took over the reins over the ambitious club in October last year after the abrupt resignation of Ricardo La Volpe and has yet to taste defeat.

Despite the club only suffering one league defeat all season, Egypt's all-time record scorer was under immense pressure with only two wins in five games after splashing £12m (R215m) in the transfer window this month.

With the title seemingly slipping out of their grasp after the 3-3 draw with Zamalek, club President Hossam El-Badry confirmed their third managerial exit this season.

"An important meeting with Hossam El-Badry (club president), Ahmed Hassan, Seif El-Wazery, and a group of players, to prepare for the upcoming period and choose the new coaching staff,” club owner Al Sheikh posted on Facebook, as per KingFut.

Pyramids are currently in second place with 39 points, while Zamalek, who hold three games in hand, are four points ahead - while Al Ahly in third are on 30 points, having only played 15 games this season.

Meanwhile, the club also confirmed the exit of Brazilian midfielder Rodriguinho Marinho has joined Serie A giants Cruzeiro for a fee of £4.50m (R81m), signing a three-year contract.

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