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Zamalek announce Frank Vercauteren as new manager

Franky Vercauteren

Ahmed Mortada Mansour, Zamalek board member, announced that Belgium coach was assigned as the team’s new head coach.

As Kingfut previously reported, Vercauteren was leading the race for Zamalek’s managerial vacancy after negotiations failed with both Romanian coach Victor Piturca and Brazilian coach Paulo Autuori. Now the former Anderlecht coach will officially lead the White Knights as confirmed by Ahmed Mortada.

The club’s board member said on Monday that an initial agreement was reached between Zamalek and the coach assuring that Vercauteren will be introduced once contracts are signed.

“We’ve finalized all terms related to the deal with the coach’s agent who is currently in Cairo,” Ahmed Mortada told El Mehwar TV channel. “The coach will be in Cairo on Wednesday to sign the contracts and will stay two years with Zamalek as he sent an official letter accepting our offer.”

Vercauteren will be paid a salary of 750,000 EGP per year and he will also receive two months and a half of his salary in advance upon signing. Zamalek will be obliged to pay Vercauteren a compensation of two months if they decide to break the contract at any point.

Ahmed Mortada pointed out that the 60-year-old coach will be accompanied by four assistants including his son who is a physiotherapist. Glen De Boeck, Mouscron’s manager last season, will be Vercauteren’s assistant while Jose Riga, Cercle Brugge’s manager, will be the second assistant.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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