By Johnny Edward:
Egyptian giants Zamalek have sounded out former Nigerian national U-17 and U-20 Emmanuel Amuneke about taking over from Momen Soliman if the manager decides to resign after the CAF Champions League final, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Soliman whose contract runs out next year has pledged to resign via the telephone if he fails to clinch the African title and Zamalek, five-time winners of the premier African competition are looking to replace the club great with another who has already been contacted.
Amuneke who is also in talks with two top sides in the United Arab Emirates where he works as a pundit admits he was contacted on his availability.
He however backed Soliman to clinch the title CAF champions league title.
"There have been talks but no concrete offer has been made and I don't want to discuss this at the moment," the 1994 African Footballer of the Year told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"It's not professional to discuss a job when it's not officially vacant. Soliman has done well for the club and as explayers of the great club we must support him to make history by winning the CAF Champions League title."
The Egyptians, gunning for a first title since 2002, face hosts Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final.
The reverse tie takes place a week later on Sunday at Borg el Arab Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt with the aggregate winner being crowned the Kings of Africa.
Amuneke last job was as head coach of the Flying Eagles, after he had led the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2015.