The former coach of Al-Ahly of Egypt, Portuguese Jose Peseiro, surprised the fans of the Red Castle with a controversial statement when he said: “I wished Zamalek had won the African Champions League title”, instead of Al-Ahly, who won the championship after winning 2-1.
Psero, who trained Al-Ahly in 2015 before leaving the team due to receiving an offer to train Porto in 2016, said in statements to “On Time Sports” channel reported by Egyptian websites, including “Championships”: “I wanted Pacheco to win the African Champions League against Al-Ahly because he was Portuguese.” Like me, but I was happy to win the red because I trained it before. ”
He explained, “Pacheco won championships and was the only one who managed to win the Portuguese league outside the three big clubs (Benfica, Porto and Sporting Lisbon).”
Peseiro added: “I had a desire to continue with Al-Ahly, but my decision was hasty because of Porto’s offer and the ambition that I felt at the time.”
He continued: “Al-Ahly had a good team at the time and I did not like the classification of teams, but the players had high potential, and I could have won the African Champions League at that time.”
And about the possibility of taking over the Zamalek training department if he received an offer from Al-Abyad? He said: “I now work with the Venezuela national team and it is not in my interest to comment on anything else, and there is no professional coach whose passion affects him in coaching another club.”
He concluded, “I received previous negotiations from some clubs in Egypt, but they did not continue.”
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