Zamalek appoint Juan Carlos Osorio as new coach

Ahram Online , Friday 14 Apr 2023

Zamalek have officially announced the signing of Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio as the team's new head coach.

Juan Carlos Osorio, Photo: AFP


The 62-year-old coach will be the fourth to lead the White Knights this season, following Jesualdo Ferreira, Osama Nabih, and Ahmed Abdel-Maksoud.

Osorio will begin his mission with the team on Friday, with his first match scheduled for next Monday against Arab Contractors in the Egyptian League.

In an interview with the Zamalek channel, the new head coach expressed his readiness to exert maximum effort during his tenure.

"I feel proud to work in a country with a great history like Egypt and in a great club like Zamalek with all its history," Osorio said.

"I will give 100% and try to bring out the best in the players. I will prepare each player to be available to entertain the fans."

The Colombian coach said he has already started reviewing the team's recent performances.

"I watched the last two matches on video in addition to the Haras El-Hodoud match from the stadium. I feel the team's love for playing and I am more excited to work with the team."

Osorio highlighted the harmony between the young and experienced players in the team, which he believes will be crucial to success in the coming period.

"I saw the harmony between the young and experienced players in the team, which makes me want to bring out the best from each player in the coming period."

Osorio was present in the stands during the Zamalek and Haras El Hodoud match on Thursday evening in the 25th round of the Egyptian League, which ended with a 3-0 victory for the White Knights 

Osorio, who has had several coaching experiences in South and North America, never coached in Africa before coming to Egypt.

His beginnings were as an assistant coach in the coaching staff of Manchester City in 2001.

Osorio's most notable coaching stations were with the New York Red Bulls in 2007, Sao Paulo in Brazil in 2015, and the Mexican (2015) and Paraguayan (2018) national teams.

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