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Zamalek coach Ferreira focuses on league, putting aside contact talks

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Jun 2015
Zamalek coach Jusualdo Ferreira
Zamalek coach Jusualdo Ferreira (Photo: Reuters)
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Zamalek coach Jusualdo Ferreira said on Tuesday he is only focusing on securing the Egyptian league title, rubbishing reports concerning his financial demands to renew his contract with the club.

Zamalek are on the brink of winning their first league title in ten years as they need only seven points from their upcoming six matches to end the eight-season hegemony of arch rivals Ahly.

ButFerreira's fate with the club remains unclear as his current deal expires on 11 July, four weeks before the end of the season.

Zamalek’s president Mourtada Mansour said earlier this month that former coach Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam will replace the Portuguese next month.

However, under pressure from Zamalek fans, he backtracked following the club's last-gasp 1-0 win at home to Tunisia's Sfaxien in their opening African Confederation Cup clash on Saturday, saying he intends to renew Ferreira's contract.

Several reports said that the former Porto boss would only agree to pen a new deal if the club increased his salary. However, he swiftly denied setting certain conditions to stay put.

 “All reports concerning my financial demands to renew my contract with the club are completely false,” Ferrira told the club’s official website on Tuesday.

“I am focusing now on the upcoming league games to win the title.”

Zamalek have been impressive under the 69-year-old, winning 14 matches out of 17 in all competitions.

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