Carteron leaves Wadi Degla, Mido named as his successor
Patrice Carteron has decided to cut his Wadi Degla tenure short, after less than one year in charge, with Mido set to take over as his successor.
Carteron’s departure does not come as a huge shock after significant recruiting in the summer transfer window was not accompanied by positive results.
The likes of Arafa El-Sayed, Ibrahima Ndiaye, Sameul Affum and Boubacar Diarra were added to Degla’s squad, as well as Zamalek loanees Ibrahim Abdel-Khalek and Youssef Obama.
The Maadi-based outfit suffered a shock defeat to Petrojet on the opening day of the season, before barely defeating Ittihad of Alexandria in an unconvincing display.
Degla’s effort in a 2-1 defeat to reigning champions Al Ahly was admirable, but the former team then contrived to draw against Entag El-Harby and Tala’a El-Gaish.
It was five points in five matches played, and for a manager of Carteron’s stature, it simply wasn’t good enough.
Despite somewhat righting the ship with consecutive wins against Nasr Lel Ta’adeen and Sharkia, Degla then fell to an embarrassing 2-4 defeat to Misr El-Maqassa, a result that saw them fall eight points behind their opponents in the league standings.
Carteron’s replacement, Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’, will be tasked with helping the club rediscover the form that saw them defeat champions Al Ahly last season, as well as going almost half of the campaign unbeaten.
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