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Remember former Spurs striker Mido? He's still creating controversy but this time as a manager

The Egyptian has been sacked by Zamalek after 37 days in charge…

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THERE ARE TWO stories that go a long way to explaining Mido.

The first is when he threw a pair of scissors at Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a row in the Ajax dressing room.

The second is when he nearly throttled his manager upon being substituted during an African Cup of Nations game between Egypt and Senegal in 2006.

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At that stage, he was already at Tottenham having joined on loan from Roma in 2005. After excelling in his debut campaign, his second season was a nightmare and he swapped White Hart Lane for the Riverside in 2007.

He lasted three years with Middlesbrough before a litany of short-term stints at a host of different clubs.

But in 2014, he was brought in as manager of his former club Zamalek but was sacked six months later, despite having led the side to domestic cup success.

Now, lightning has struck twice.

Reappointed by Zamalek on 4th January, Mido has been sacked again – 37 days after taking charge.

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Eoin O'Callaghan

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