Carteron resigns as Zamalek boss to take up Saudi offer

Carteron resigns as Zamalek boss to take up Saudi offer
Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Sep 16, 2020. 16:00

Patrice Carteron has left his position at Zamalek to reportedly take up a lucrative offer in Sauid Arabia.

According to Cairo-based journalist Tarek Talaat, the Frenchman will be appointed as the new head coach of Al-Taawoun.

The 50-year-old is said to have contacted Zamalek president Mortada Mansour and informed him that he would activate his own contract termination clause worth a reported R2-million after receiving a big money offer elsewhere.

He leaves the White Knights in second place on the Egyptian Premier League standings and a mere month before their CAF Champions League semi-final showdown against Morocco’s Raja Casablanca.

Carteron only succeeded Milutin Sredojević in December last year but quickly added the CAF Super Cup and Egyptian Super Cup titles to his list of accomplishments. The Frenchman also won the CAF Super Cup title as head coach of Raja Casablanca while he steered TP Mazembe to CAF Champions League glory in 2015.

Al-Taawoun currently occupy 12th spot in the Saudi Pro League and top spot in their AFC Champions League group after three rounds of fixtures.

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