Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron (Photo: Reuters)
Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron announced Sunday that he refused an attractive offer from a Japanese club despite his deal with Whites set to expire in June, confirming he is looking forward to achieve further trophies in Egypt.
The Cairo giants appointed French coach Patrice Carteron to lead the team after terminating the contract of Serbian coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic by mutual consent last December.
"I received a big offer from one of the Japanese clubs but I refused it," Carteron told reporters.
"Despite my contract with Zamalek expiring at the end of the current season, I refused the offer," the Zamalek coach said.
"The Japanese offer was very financially attractive, and for two seasons,” he added.
"I refused the offer because I can't leave Zamalek during the current situation, as the team is preparing for the CAF Champions League semifinals," Carteron said.
The 49-year-old tactician helped Zamalek to snatch the African Super Cup and Egyptian Super Cup titles as well as reach the African Champions League semifinals.
"The offer is very big, but money is not everything," the Zamalek coach added.
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