Augusto Inácio: No one will interfere in my work
New Zamalek manager Augusto Inácio has spoken for the first time since his appointment, revealing that he will start from zero with the Whites.
The 62-year-old was appointed as the Whites manager, replacing Mohamed Helmy, who was sacked following a series of disappointing results, which has left the club in the fifth place, 18 points behind leaders and rivals Al Ahly.
“I ask the media to check accuracy of information they present. The board supports me and have satisfied all of my requests,” Inácio said.
“My technical staff and I are starting from point zero. I have come to Cairo to work not on vacation.
“Zamalek have great players but don’t have a team. We want to win trophies and will not lose any game easily.
“Whoever does best in the training, whoever takes the chance are the ones we need. We have a problem with fitness – some of the players are overweight,” he said.
The former Sporting Lisbon manager has added that he is aware that a lot of people would like to see the club fail, but said will do his best.
“I know that the club have enemies, but I will do my best and no one will interfere in my work. I who decide about the football team,” Inácio added.
“When I was in Qatar a club official tried to take decisions for me about the football team but I refused,” he concluded.
The Portuguese’s first game in charge of Zamalek will be against 12th-placed ENPPI on Monday, April 10 at Petro Sport Stadium.
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