BBC Sport, Cairo
Cabral has been blamed for the team's poor standings
Egyptian club Zamalek have sacked Brazilian manager Carlos Cabral, after less than five months in charge.
The club have won just one game out of their last twelve league matches, giving them the worst record in the second half of the Egyptian league.
The Brazilian, popularly known as Cabralzinho, took over from former Bundesliga coach Dragoslav Stepanovic, who was dismissed after successive league defeats last November.
It brings to an end the 59-year-old's second spell in charge, after he led Zamalek to the 2002 African Champions League title and the Super Cup.
Cabral, who was on an 18-month contract, also refused to attend the team's recent training sessions because his last month's salary was not paid.
"We informed him that his services are not needed anymore," said Zamalek's President Mortada Mansour.
Zamalek's sixth place in the championship standings is their lowest ranking in more than a decade.