Sunday Feb 09, 2020. 09:00
Egyptian club Al Masry have given coach Ehab Galal the dreaded ‘vote of confidence’, backing him until the end of the season despite recent poor results.
Masry have performed admirably on the continental stage this season, reaching the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup, where they have been drawn to face Moroccan side RS Berkane.
However, in the Egyptian Premier League they sit in a lowly 12th place on the log. A 2-2 draw with Tanta this past Thursday brought their domestic winless run to four matches.
This has led to speculation that 52-year-old Galal may soon be exiting the club. In fact, the coach stated after the Tanta game that he would discuss possible resignation with management.
However, Masry’s vice president Mohamed El-Kholy explained that the coach was given a vote of confidence – on paper a backing, but often seen as a precursor to dismissal in football terms.
“We agreed Galal will remain in his post until the end of the season,” El-Kholy told Zamalek TV channel, as quoted by Ahram Online.
“We agreed to resolve all the problems we faced recently. It is time for Masry fans to give full support to the team,” he added.
Former Zamalek coach Galal has been in charge of Masry since December 2018, winning 21 of the 46 matches he has had at the helm of the team.