Patrice Carteron signs new contract extension with Egyptian side Zamalek and reaction after signing

Former TP Mazembe trainer Patrice Carteron has penned a new one-year deal with Egyptian giants Zamalek amid preventing interest from Asian clubs for services of the French manager.

Carteron took over the coaching job from misfired Milutin Sredojević Micho last year December and has drive Zamalek back to fame in African football after beating Esperance Sportive de Sahel to lift the 2020 CAF Super Cup at Thani bin Jassim Stadium, Doha Qatar.

Though Carteron hasn’t had firm hands on the Egyptian Premier League so far but he has managed to beat traditional rivals Al Ahly to this season’s domestic Super Cup, having the White Knights defeated the Reds 4-3 on penalties at Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The current continental and domestic Super Cup holders acted smartly to beat off competition from Asian clubs by offering 2015 CAF Champions League winner Carteron a year contract extension after club announcing deal on Saturday.

The 49-year old trainer has now reacted to his new deal, feeling “happy and proud of continuing with Zamalek as well as being a technical manager of the Whites’ players,” the manager told Zamalek television channel.

“Zamalek players are part of a big team with great supporters, those fans enjoyed great moments when we won two titles and we want to continue with the same strength.”

“I promise Zamalek fans to do my best to achieve more trophies,” Carteron concluded.

The Whites’ coach rejected a lucrative offers from unnamed Japanese clubs few days after guiding Zamalek to eliminate Africa Champions Esperance de Tunis in the quarter finals of the CAF Champions League.

The Egyptian outfits triumphed 3-1 in Cairo before losing by a slim margin in return leg in Sousse to reach semifinal of the Champions League on 3-2 aggregate.


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