Emmanuel Amunike wants to coach Zamalek of Egypt

Reports coming in from Egypt have it that former Nigerian player and coach Emmanuel Amunike has expressed interest to return to Egyptian giants Zamalek as coach.

This was revealed by the President of Zamalek Football Club Mortada Mansour on a television sports programme, ON Sport TV channel.

Mansour said, “Amunike contacted us officially asking to take charge of the team, but we are still discussing the matter.”

Several other coaches are interested in taking charge of the five-time African champions –  former Wadi Degla coach Patrice Carteron of France, Romanian coach Marius Sumudica and Portuguese Jose Romao.

Zamalek coach Mohamed Helmi has come under fire after they lost the Cairo Derby to rivals Al Ahly last week.

Amunike joined Zamalek in 1991, winning two league championships before he departed for Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon.

As a coach, he led Nigeria to win the 2015 U17 World Cup in Chile and he was until recently in charge of the country’s U20 team after he assisted Samson Siasia for the Super Eagles AFCON 2017 double header against Egypt in March.

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