On Wednesday, Ismaily had announced the appointment of Khaled El-Kamash as their new first-team head coach. This after Abou Taleb El-Essawy stepped down from his role.
Just after one day in charge of the club, the newly-appointed Ismaily head coach has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Yellows have now made their fourth managerial change of the season after just seven Egyptian Premier League games.
They struggled massively under Brazilian manager Heron Ricardo Ferreira. Former Ittihad of Alexandria manager Talaat Youssef took over after him. However, the latter resigned after only 48 hours.
The club have now resorted to Khaled El-Kamash, who has had four previous stints at Ismaily. The first time he was an assistant manager. The club then appointed him as a caretaker in 2005.
Despite his announcing El-Kamash as their head coach on Wednesday, Ismaily have to deal with a huge blow a day later.
El-Kamash has tested positive for COVID-19. And he is subject to isolation as per the Egyptian Football Association’s medical protocol.
The 59-year-old is now set to miss up to two weeks of action. And he will not be available for crucial games against newly-promoted Ghazl El-Mahalla and Pyramids FC.
Ismaily are currently 15th in the Egyptian Premier League table with six points after seven games played so far this season.