Zamalek coach signs for Saudi cooperation hours after his resignation
Today's news report said that the management of the Saudi Al-Taawon Club reached an agreement with French Patrice Carteron to train the first football team, succeeding Saudi Abdullah Asiri, the interim coach of the team.
And this came, according to the Saudi Al-Riyadiah newspaper, hours after Carteron abruptly terminated his contract last night with the Egyptian club Zamalek.
French Carteron had informed the management of the Egyptian club of his desire to leave with the payment of the penalty clause, which amounts to about a quarter of a million dollars.
Zamalek's board of directors, led by Mortada Mansour, tried to convince the coach to stay and continue, while raising his annual salary in proportion to what he had recently achieved, but the Frenchman refused decisively, preferring to leave.
Carteron led Zamalek to win the African Super Cup and the last Super Cup earlier this year, with access to the semi-finals of the African Champions League.
The cooperation has sacked Portuguese Vitor Camplios and assigned Asiri to lead the team, which is currently completing its AFC Champions League campaign, after he managed to escape relegation to the First Division.
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