Al-Ghandour: Cooper rejected Zamalek’s offer after Pachecos departure


Khaled Al-Ghandour, a media journalist for the Zamalek club and the former team player, revealed that the current administration has entered into negotiations with Argentine coach Hector Cuper to lead the team to succeed Jaime Pacheco, who was dismissed from his post.

Al-Ghandour added, in statements during his appearance on the “Ontime Sports 1” screen: “I spoke with the current administration, and informed them of the necessity to contract with Cooper because of his strict personality and his dealings with the big players.”

He continued: “It was already negotiated with Cooper, but the deal failed due to the Argentine’s desire to lead the teams in addition to the current conditions of the Corona virus.”

Al-Ghandour indicated during his statements that the Argentine Ramon Diaz would have taken over the leadership of Zamalek with the help of Turki Al-Sheikh, to be a substitute for the Swiss Christian Gross, but the Argentine coach failed to deal with.

He explained: “It was agreed with Diaz to lead Zamalek, but Diaz had changed his treatment and was overly demanding in his material demands.”

Gross left the leadership of Zamalek in the season before last after he was crowned in the African Confederation Competition, to be contracted with the Serbian technical director, Micho.

It is worth noting that the current administration decided to restore the French Patrice Carteron after his departure last season to lead the Saudi cooperation.


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