Zamalek player Tarek Hamed (front )fights for the ball with USM Alger player during the 2017 CAF Champions League game between USM Alger and Zamalek at Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers, Algeria on 21 June 2017 © BackpagePix
Tuesday Aug 01, 2017. 15:00
New information coming through from Egypt is that Zamalek has earmarked a Belgian coach Franky Vercauteren to replace Augusto Inacio.
It is announced that Vercauteren has ended a quick visit to Egypt to negotiate a possible position as the new coach of Cairo-based club.
Reports in Egypt indicate that the former Belgium and Anderlecht manager is among many foreign coaches nominated to succeed Portuguese manager, Inacio.
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"The meeting with Vercauteren was very fruitful. He has a very admirable personality, but the board has not yet made the final decision regarding the new tactician," Zamalek board member Ahmed Mansour said.
Inacio ended his spell following a dispute with the club's chairman Mortada Mansour after a string of poor results.
The White Knights are chasing the Egypt Cup as they meet Al-Masry in the quarter-final on 8 August 2017.
Zamalek have had 15 different coaches since the election of Mansour in 2014, including Ahmed Mido Hossam, Hossam Hassan, Manuel Ferreira and Alex McLeish.