USM Alger player (L) fights for the ball with Zamalek Aly Hefny Abdalla Hasanin Salama (R) during the 2017 CAF Champions League game between USM Alger and Zamalek at Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers, Algeria on 21 June 2017 © BackpagePix
Tuesday Jul 11, 2017. 13:30
Speaking to the Egyptian media, Zamalek president Mortada Mansour says coach Augusto Ignacio wanted to leave the club before their final CAF Champions League, Group B game.
The Egyptian giants drew their final encounter 2-2 against Al Ahli Tripoli and the club's boss says Inacio wants to leave.
In the wake of the stalemate, Inacio's side occupied the third spot with six points, while Ahli Tripoli and USM Alger both qualified to the quarter-finals.
The chairman reinforced the fact that the Portuguese coach is not the only one responsible for Zamalek’s elimination, he said the players should be held responsible too.
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“In a meeting between me and Inacio before the game, the coach was determined to leave,” said Mansour.
“We’ll be meeting on Monday with Inacio to discuss his future with the club.
“He has to hire a general manager. Sami El-Sheshini, Mohamed Salah and Ashraf Kassem are good candidates.”
Mortada, however, pointed out to ON Sport TV channel that Inacio can only stay with the club if he obliged to the president’s conditions.
The controversial boss also added that 10 players will be released as they do not deserve to wear the White shirt.
“A lot of players don’t deserve to wear Zamalek’s t-shirt. I think 10 players will leave the team this summer,” Mansour told ON Sport TV channel.