Zamalek appoint Christian Gross as new coach

Christian Gross EPA

Zamalek have finally the announced the appointment of Christian Gross as their new head coach.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Switzerland coach looked to be on the verge of joining back in April before the deal appeared to fall through, but he has now penned a one-year contract.

"I want to thank Zamalek board to give me the chance to coaching this team," said Gross, who has spent the last four years at Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli.

"I want the players to fight and believe in themselves and I promise I will do my best to make the fans proud."

And fight Zamalek will need to, having finished last season in a disappointing fourth place -- 27 points behind champions Al-Ahly.