Absent Mido not being paid by Middlesbrough

20 July 2009 03:50
Egypt international Mido is not being paid by Middlesbrough after failing to report for pre-season training, the English Championship (second division) side said on Monday. "It's very simple -- Mido has to get himself back and into training with us," Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate was quoted as saying by the BBC. "This club will not be paying anybody who is not in training with us." Mido joined Middlesbrough from Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 but made just 12 league appearances last season as Boro were relegated. He spent the end of last season on loan at Premier League Wigan Athletic. Southgate said the striker's future would be decided only once he had returned to the north east club. "We will deal with what happens after that as and when he's ready to join in with training," Southgate added. Mido is not the first Egyptian to fall foul of an English manager. Last season Amr Zaki was late returning to Wigan from international duty in April, leading to an angry outburst from former boss Steve Bruce who described him at the time as the most unprofessional player he had worked with.

Source: Eurosport


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