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Former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has taken charge of Egyptian giants “Zamalek”

McLeish, who has also managed English sides Birmingham City, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, takes over from Mido after the former Tottenham forward was fired two weeks ago in the wake of a 2-0 Cairo derby defeat to Al Ahli.

“We have reached an agreement with Scottish coach Alex McLeish to lead the first team,” said “Zamalek” President Mortada Mansour.

Mansour told local media McLeish would soon come to Egypt to sign the contract and take charge of the club.