Egyptian champions Zamalek have parted ways with Portuguese coach Jesualdo Ferreira for the second time in less than two months.
Zamalek announced the termination of the 76-year-old’s contract by mutual consent on Wednesday.
This was after they were eliminated from the 2022/2023 CAF Champions League at the group stage for the third season in a row.
Zamalek had sacked Ferreira on Jan. 24 following a poor run of results in the Egyptian League.
The former FC Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon coach however returned to the club within a week due to their inability to pay the penalty clause in his contract.
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But after two wins in nine games, Ferreira’s third spell with Zamalek has ended.
The club are fifth on the Egyptian league table, 11 points adrift of leaders Al-Ahly having played two games more.
Fan favourite Ferreira twice won the league title and Egyptian Cup at Zamalek.
His first term lasted just a few months in 2015, in spite of winning the league.
This was after a dispute with club President Mortada Mansour, who is known for frequently changing coaches and reinstated him to the position last year.
Mansour is serving a one-month prison sentence for defamation after insulting Mahmoud Al-Khatib, president of rival club Al-Ahly. (Reuters/NAN)