Zamalek coach, Augusto Inacio
Friday Jul 28, 2017. 12:00
Zamalek manager Augusto Inacio has lashed out at the club’s president, Mortada Mansour, saying the boss is spreading lies.
The war of words between the two seems to drag on, with the Portuguese manager accusing Mansour of lying about the players who may leave the club.
Reports suggest that Inacio has distanced himself from reports that he has decided to offload some key players in the transfer window.
The reports prompted a furious response from Mansour who insisted Inacio was the one who demanded the likes of Mostafa Fathi and Stanley Ohawuchi be released.
“All reports concerning my alleged demand to offload Shikabala, Bassem Morsi and Ayman Hefni are not true,” Inacio said on Tuesday.
“The club’s president said that I asked him to offload Shikabala but this is completely false. He has been a regular starter in the team since my arrival.
“It is him (Mansour) who wants to offload Shikabala not me.”
On the other hand, the manager expressed unhappiness regarding the recent changes in his backroom staff where Tarek Yehia recently replaced one of Inacio’s Portuguese assistants.
“I’ve faced many problems since my arrival. He (Mansour) always appoints an Egyptian assistant who has an ambition to replace me, not to help me,” he added.
“If he wants to sack me I’m ready to leave. The problem is that the people around Mansour are afraid of him.
“If the chairman held a PEPSI can and told them that it’s actually Coca Cola, they would agree and would tell him it tastes great.”
The spat between the two reportedly started on Sunday when Inacio criticised the club’s hierarchy, saying the recent departures left his side short of options on the flanks.