Tuesday Oct 08, 2019. 13:00
Zamalek president Mortada Mansour has backed coach Micho Sredojevic after his side’s surprise 0-0 draw with Masr on Sunday.
The result, coupled with a 2-1 away loss to Generation Foot in the CAF Champions league, as well as a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Al Ahly in the Egyptian Super Cup, had led to media speculation over the Serbian’s future.
This is perhaps not surprising given that Mansour has little patience with coaches, with the club president says Sredojevic is in no imminent danger, though he suggested he might get help in the form of new technical team members.
“Micho will not leave. He is staying until the end of the season and the same thing goes to his assistant coaches,” Mansour told KingFut. “However, new names could be added to the coaching staff.
“I have imposed heavy fines on a number of the players, but I don’t want to talk about them publicly.
“Micho is 100% better than [Al Ahly coach] René Weiler. Al Ahly didn’t play any difficult games until now, so he hasn’t been exposed yet,” Mansour added, perhaps forgetting that Zamalek lost to Ahly in the Super Cup.
Sredojevic also helped Zamalek to the Egyptian Cup soon after his arrival from Orlando Pirates.
The White Knights are next in action away to Ahly in an Egyptian Premier League game on October 20, where another defeat may alter Sredojevic’s position again.