Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is confident he can get the best out of Mido.
The 25-year-old has failed to settle anywhere during his career despite his obvious talent.
Boro are his eighth club and Southgate is convinced he can be the man to get the best out of Mido in the long-term.
"I can see why he might not have settled in the past - he is an emotional lad who wants to play football," said Southgate.
"The fact is certain managers might not have known how to deal with him and may have fallen out with him as a result of that.
"I hardly ever have fall-outs and it is very rare that I don't get along with people.
"I enjoy working with Mido. He has good opinions on the game and is an intelligent lad who wants to win and wants the team to do well."
Despite only moving to the Riverside last year, Mido was linked with a move away from the club with Wigan and Fulham both keen.
But Southgate insists there was never a doubt he might let the Egyptian go.
"I don't think he wanted to go anywhere," said Southgate.
"I think he just wanted to let me know how much he wanted to play."
Meanwhile, reports in Belgium claim Boro have been scouting Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour.
The highly-rated Belgium international is reported to have caught the eye of Boro during the recent European clashes with Liverpool and Everton.
It is now claimed Boro will scout him over the coming months with a view to mounting a January bid for the 20-year-old.