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Zamalek coach Ferreira to retire at season's end

Zamalek's Portuguese coach will retire from football at the end of the ongoing season, chairman Mansour reveals

Mahmoud Elassal , Thursday 21 May 2015
Jesualdo Ferreira
Jesualdo Ferreira (Photo: Reuters)
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Zamalek are in search of a new coach for the coming season after their current Portuguese tactician Jesualdo Ferreira decided to retire from football after finishing the current campaign with the Whites.

The Cairo giants' chairman Mortada Mansour revealed that the Portuguese coach told him that he will announce his retirement from football by the end of the season as well as winning a trophy with the team.

The 68-year-old Portuguese coach Ferreira was appointed Zamalek coach in February following the shock departure of his compatriot Jaime Pacheco who got into an acrimonious spat with Mansour.

"Ferreira told me that he intends to retire after six months and he wants to win a trophy with the team," Mansour was quoted as saying on a television programme late Wednesday.

Ferreira has keep Zamalek's lead of the Egyptian Premier League team table without losing a game since his arrival last winter.

Zamalek are leading the table with 63 points, three over runners-up ENPPI and eight over arch-rivals and third placed Ahly. Zamalek is also competing the CAF Confederation Cup this season.

"If Ferreira wants to continue, sure we will keep him," the Zamalek chairman added.

Ferreira's contract with Zamalek is set to run until the end of this season with an option to extend it for another season.

Ferreira has extensive experience in European football, particularly in his homeland. His only other spell in Africa has been with Morocco's FAR Rabat in 1995-1996.

His best achievements and most successful stint came with Portuguese giants Porto, whom he led to three league titles and two cup triumphs during his four seasons at the helm.

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