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Ashraf Qasim, the general supervisor of football at Zamalek club, responded to reports that indicated the possibility of the departure of the Portuguese coach, Jaime Pacheco, to the Chinese League during a period
Source: Editorial Team – Erm News
The Portuguese newspaper “Ogogo” had indicated that Pacheco had entered the interests of the Chinese club, Dalian, in order to take over the team’s training, succeeding the Spanish coach Benitez, who recently left the team due to the Corona virus.
“I think Pacheco is happy to be with Zamalek and has a state of stability with the team, and it is not logical for him to leave the club at this time,” Qassem said in televised statements.
Pacheco took over as coach of Zamalek at the end of last September, with a season and a half contract.
Zamalek is preparing to face the clearing Egypt, next Thursday, in the tenth round of the Egyptian League, as the team is ranked first in the competition with 20 points behind the leaders Al-Ahly.
In another context, Qassem stressed that the financial crisis that the club suffers from during the current period makes it difficult to join new deals this January, indicating that it is better to rely on the group that the team owns.
He explained: “We have a financial problem facing us and it was supposed to pay 25% of the players ‘dues, and I think that the most deserving of the players’ salaries, and we have a large team, and the issue of contracting with new players will be difficult.”
Qasim touched on the Turkish Galatasaray offer to join Mustafa Muhammad, saying: “We have not received any new offers during the current period, and the decision to leave or to continue is up to the club’s board of directors that fully handle the file. Time is short and I think the next two days will settle the matter.”
He pointed out: “The Ismaili asked to contract with Muhammad Abd al-Salam and Ahmed Eid, and I presented the matter to Pacheco, but he refused because he needed all the players currently present, and I will sit with him tomorrow and talk to him again.”