Angry Zamalek fans want Micho out

African Football

Milutin Sredojević has suffered a wave of attacks from Zamalek fans on social media calling for his exit after the Egyptian giants suffered defeat to 'the worst team in the league'.

Sredojević has been trending in the North African nation after their late 2-1 defeat to ENPPI, who languished at the bottom of the Egyptian Premier League before their meeting at Al-Salam stadium.

Several fans have expressed their anger at the Serbian tactician and have called for him to leave, with suggestions the club hasn't moved forward after the sacking of Christian Gross.

A wave of insults have been directed at the former Orlando Pirates coach, among them were messages for him to 'return to his country', while others suggested the club was 'too big' for him to lead.

Scroll through the gallery to see the highest-paid managers in Africa

Mahmoud Dia, of Goal Arabia, has sought to explain the recent incident that's unfolded which leaves The White Knights two points behind Al Ahly, who also have a game in hand.

"Zamalek lost to ENPPI, one of the worst teams in the Egyptian Premier League, it was their first win over the club in a long time," Dia told KickOff.com.

"Some media outlets have claimed club president Mortada Mansour told him to play with two strikers, which saw him take out Shikabala, one of the stars of Zamalek and played Mostafa Mohamed and Omar El Said.

"It took just 20 seconds for them to concede the first goal, in the second half, Micho went back to what he wants, with Shikabala in for Said.

Dia added: "He played wing-back in midfield, totally out of position and many fans were angry about this.

"Since Micho joined Zamalek, none of the fans has seen his ability, his style to win matches effectively, they are upset about his squad selection, he is fielding players they view as the worst and not their favourites.

"I think he needs to just start playing the players in their rightful positions with a different formation to get the fans back on his side."

Dia went on to suggest that Mansour looks to be having an influence on the team selection and feels he future could be determined on Saturday against TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, where they are unbeaten in 10 years.

"I don't think he will be sacked because Mansour said after the game that it was the referees' fault about the defeat and called out Tarek Mohamed and Abdallah Gomaa for not wanting to train for the team.

"Next match is away to TP Mazembe and if they lose with a high score, I think Micho will be sacked."

comments