Zamalek identify Micho’s replacement


Former Al Ahly head coach Patrice Carteron is close to replacing Milutin Sredojević as Zamalek’s new manager, reports Egyptian media house, KingFut.

Despite only taking charge of the club in August, KingFut can confirm that Zamalek’s board, led by Mortada Mansour, has decided to sack the Milutin Sredojević following the club’s recent poor results.

Since his arrival, Micho took charge of the club in 12 games, winning seven, drawing one, while losing four, including the Egypt Super Cup final to arch-rivals Al Ahly.

Patrice Carteron is linked with Zamalek.

However, the Serbian coach managed to lead Zamalek to the Egypt Cup title following a 3-0 victory over Pyramids FC in the final.

And following Saturday’s heavy 3-0 defeat to TP Mazembe, Zamalek’s board has decided they had enough with Micho and decided to terminate his contract.

According to KingFut sources, the Zamalek board have identified former Al Ahly head coach Patrice Carteron as the first-choice target to replace sacked Micho.

The Frenchman has so much experience in Egyptian football, having been manager of Wadi Degla for a few months, before coaching Al Ahly for five months.

He guided Degla to a fifth-placed league finish after taking over mid-season in January 2016, just one point away from the top four.

However, his time at Al Ahly was fruitless, as he guided Al Ahly in 21 games across all competitions, winning 12, drawing five, while losing three, leading Al Ahly to the CAF Champions League final.

Following his departure from Al Ahly, Carteron took charge of Moroccon club Raja Casablanca, guiding them to the CAF Super Cup, before getting sacked in November.

The 48-year-old has also had stints with French sides Cannes and Dijon, the Malian national team, TP Mazembe, Saudi side Al Nassar, and Phoenix Rising of USA.

The Frenchman is most known for his time as TP Mazembe manager after guiding the Congolese side to the 2015 CAF Champions League title.


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