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Mido becomes coach of Egyptian club Zamalek

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Former Middlesbrough and Tottenham striker Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam has been named as the new coach of Cairo side Zamalek.

The striker makes Egyptian football history, becoming the youngest football manager at just 30-years-old.

The Egyptian began his footballing career at Zamalek back in 1999 and has already faced criticism because of his age.

He told Egyptian TV in an interview that was quoted by BBC Sport: "For those who criticise my appointment because of my age, it is normal in Europe and I am ready for the challenge, especially as I was always a leader on the pitch as a player.

"I refused to coach the youth team at Paris Saint-Germain, Egypt's Masry and other offers to take charge of my beloved club."

Hossam has a reputation to uphold at Zamalek, they are the most successful club in Egypt becoming African champions four times and winning the Egyptian league 11 times.

'Mido" is best know for his time with Premier League clubs Spurs and Middlesbrough, but he officially retired from football last year following a brief spell at Barnsley and now takes over the club in fourth place, six points behind leaders Ismaili who have played a game more.

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