CAIRO, 16 September 2020: Zamalek channel revealed the scenes of the departure of Patrice Carteron, Zamalek’s first team coach.
Zamalek TV channel announced the departure of Carteron from coaching Zamalek, after he had requested that from Mortada Mansour, the club's president.
Zamalek TV said: "Carteron asked to meet Mortada Mansour, president of Zamalek club, late Monday evening, and when he met with him, he asked to leave."
"Mortada Mansour was surprised by Carteron's request and asked him why he wanted to leave. The French coach told him that he had made the decision to leave and was ready to pay the release clause immediately." Zamalek channel said.
Mortada Mansour asked Carteron to slow down and think again and that he would fulfill his requests if he had requests and that he would return to him in an hour to know his final decision.
Indeed, Mortada Mansour contacted him after an hour, but Carteron told him that he was determined to leave Zamalek.
Carteron led Zamalek to qualify for the semi-finals of the African Champions League, where they are supposed to meet Morocco's Rajaa Casabalanca next October.
Carteron succeeded in leading Zamalek to win the African and Egyptian Super Cups over Tunisia's Esperance and Al-Ahly.
In total, Carteron led Zamalek in 31 games, winning 18 meetings, drawing 10 and losing 3. Zamalek, under Carteron's leadership, scored 49 goals and conceded 22 goals.
Zamalek revealed the formation of the new temporary coaching staff for Zamalek until signing a foreign coach.
The coaching staff will include Tarek Yehia, Ayman Abdelaziz & Medhat Abdelhady. Tariq Yehia had previously led Zamalek technically with Ayman Abdel Aziz during the current season after the departure of Micho and before the arrival of Carteron.
Zamalek is preparing to meet Aswan next Friday in the 28th round of the league.