Zamalek sack coach after four games


Zamalek have confirmed the sacking of head coach Khaled Galal after just four games in charge in the wake of their Cairo derby defeat at the hands of Al Ahly on Sunday.
After securing the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday, the Club of the Century played hosts to The White Knights at the Borg El-Arab stadium with nothing but pride at stake.
Veteran wing-back Ali Maaloul netted the only goal of the game just before the hour mark as Martin Lasarte's men secured a morale boosting victory over their fierce rivals.
As a result, Zamalek president Mortada Mansour has acted swiftly by confirming the exit of Galal and his entire backroom staff - who replaced Christian Gross as the leader of the team in May.
During his brief second stint, the club picked up five points from a possible 12 which saw Al Ahly make a late surge for their 41st league title after trailing their rivals for most of the season.
Drastic changes
Mansour further confirmed that a new foreign coach would be appointed ahead of the 2019/20 season and that club captain Mohamed Ibrahim has been put up for sale.
The academy graduate, 27, has made 185 appearances for the club since making his first-team debut eight years ago and has since won seven major titles with the club.
Zamalek's Egyptian top-flight title drought now stretches by a further season with Ahly securing their fourth consecutive crown.