ALEX McLEISH is closing in on relaunching his managerial career in Egypt after being offered the hotseat by Zamalek.
Former Rangers, Hibs and Scotland manager Alex Mcleish is rumored to have held talks with the Egyptian Premier leaders Zamalek SC in London; and widespread speculation is that team president Mortada is desperate to appoint the 57-year-old.
Zamalek board member Ahmed Murtada Mansour is convinced that they have persuaded Big Eck to make a move to Africa.
In a statement released on the Daily Record, it is apparent all formalities is about completed: “We have agreed on the details of the salary of the new coach and also on the conditions of his coaching staff. We’re very hopeful of concluding a deal soon.”
Zamalek are the reigning Egyptian league champions but are currently five points behind Cairo rivals Al Ahly midway through their season.
McLeish, who also had spells at Motherwell, Nottingham Forest Birmingham and Aston Villa, has been out of work since leaving Belgian side Genk last season.