nuttallDays after losing the Mashemeji derby to bitter rivals AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia are now grappling with the loss of their head coach Frank Nuttall to Egyptian giants Zamalek.

Reports indicate that the Scottish coach arrived in Cairo on Monday to take over his position as assistant under new Zamalek coach Alex McLeish, who has also managed English sides Birmingham City, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

Nuttall has been a disgruntled man at Gor Mahia ever since he took over in 2014 from Bobby Williamson, despite guiding the club to greater heights.

Following K’Ogallo’s 1-0 defeat to AFC Leopards on Sunday, Nuttall admitted to missing the striking trio of Michael Olunga, Meddie Kagere and Victor Abondo, who scored a combined 65 goals last year to help the green army  finish the season unbeaten.

It is not clear who will take over K’Ogallo but former Brazil international  Jose Mercelo Ferrairra “Ze Maria” is a front runner to land the job at Kenya’s most successful football club.

Word has it that the club will send air tickets to Mercelo who is expected to arrive in the country on Thursday.