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Zamalek Extends Coach Stay

Patrice Carteron has signed a three-year contract extension few weeks after guiding Zamalek to Egyptian Premier League title.

The 50-year-old coach has extended his stay at the club after running down his initial contract of six months.

Zamalek took to social media to confirm the contract extension with the Frenchman who re-joined the club in March 2021 replacing Portuguese coach Jaime Pacheco.

“The interim board that is managing the club is working to preserve the team’s stability and continue winning trophies by extending the stay of the French coach Carteron,” Zamalek’s management said in a statement on Friday.

“Our target in the coming season is to win the African Champions League title as well as reaching the FIFA Club World Cup alongside keeping the Egyptian Premier League title,” the statement added.

The experienced gaffer helped Zamalek win the last eight league games hence snatching the Egyptian Premier League title from arch-rivals Al Ahly.

He remains he fourth foreign coach and the second Frenchman after the late Henri Michel to settle on the bench of the White Knights.

Carteron won the Africa Champions League crown in 2015 with DR Congo giants TP Mazembe and also has prior experience in Saudi League with a stint at Al Nassr in 2017.

Zamalek are currently preparing for the CAF Champions League round of 32 clash against Tusker FC of Kenya.

The first leg of the round of 32 will be taking place in Kenya between the 15th and 17th of October, while the second leg will be taking place in Egypt between the 22nd and 24th of the same month.



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