Egyptian side Misr El-Makkasa have confirmed that former Nigeria international Emmanuel Amuneke has been removed from his job as head coach after less than a month in the role.
The former Tanzanian national team head coach will head the club Head Academy of the club, which club just recently launched.
El-Makkasa announced the appointment of the Nigerian gaffer Emmanuel Amuneke on February 2,2020 after they ended the contract of former coach Ahmed Hossam Mido.
The club issued a statement on Sunday, naming Ehab Galal as the new coach with Amuneke taking over another position at the club.
“We reached an agreement with Ehab Galal to lead the team and he will start on Monday as the team prepares to play against Aswan in the Egyptian League,” the statement said.
“Amuneke will be the director of the club’s academies that we are planning to launch across Africa – the first of which was recently opened in Tanzania”, El-Makkasa added.
Amuneke led El-Makkasa in three games in his short tenure – against Smouha and Al Entag Al Harbi which both ended in 1-1 draws and then a 0-1 defeat to Tala’ea El Gaish in the Egyptian Cup.
El-Makkasa preferred to reappoint Galal, who is considered to be the club’s most successful manager since their promotion to the top tier in 2009.
Galal coached El-Makkasa between 2014 and 2017, leading the team to finish second in the league in 2017, which secured them a spot in the CAF Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
He then departed the club to join ENPPI, before signing for Zamalek, Al Ahly Tripoli, and finally Al Masry.
El-Makkasa is having a really disappointing season as they currently sit 16th on the league table with 14 points from 17 games, just three away from bottom-placed FC Masr. They were also knocked out of the Egypt Cup in the round of 16 by El-Gaish.
El-Makkasa are struggling in the Egyptian league, lying in 16th place on 14 points .
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