Egyptian giants Zamalek FC have snapped up Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall as their assistant, Goal can reveal.
A source privy to the deal revealed on Monday that the Scott tactician had arrived in Egypt and will deputise Alex McLeish. Nuttall was in charge of Gor Mahia as they went down 1-0 to rivals AFC Leopards in a derby played on Sunday.
“Nuttall left immediately after the derby and as we speak he has arrived safely in Cairo. He will be unveiled on Tuesday but his first assignment will be this weekend when Zamalek takes on Union Douala in a Caf Champions League fixture,” revealed Francis Gaitho, a Nairobi-based Match Agent.
Gor Mahia official Ronald Ngala could not confirm nor deny the reports. He said, “Yes, it is true that we have been informed that Nuttall has left for Egypt to sign a contract with a top team but we are yet to receive an official communication from him on the same.”
Nuttall joined Gor Mahia after replacing Bobby Williamson and went on to win two league titles – the last one – with unbeaten run. However, on Sunday, AFC Leopards shattered the 35 match run after they won by a solitary goal courtesy of Lamine Dialo.
Nuttall is re-uniting with McLeish after he worked under him at Scottish side Rangers FC in 2004.