Carteron “happy” to return to Egypt, aims for Champions League glory
French manager Patrice Carteron is glad to be returning to Egypt after he was named as Al Ahly’s new manager last month.
Carteron left United Soccer League outfits Phoenix Rising to take over as Al Ahly’s first team manager following the departure of Hossam El-Badry.
El-Badry resigned after the team’s 2-0 loss to KCCA in the CAF Champions League group stage, which left Al Ahly bottom of their group after two games with only one point.
“I am happy to return to Africa and Egypt, and to take charge of Al Ahly,” Carteron said on Sunday.
“Managing Al Ahly was a dream for me. I have three goals, first results, second results, and third results. Anything other than the results at Al Ahly is unacceptable.
The French manager continued by thanking the club’s board and staff for offering him an exceptional work environment, saying he is happy with the current technical staff, that were chosen by Mohamed Youssef.
He also added that they have a tough challenge ahead of them as the club is currently in a difficult position in the CAF Champions League.
“Winning the CAF Champions League is our main objective. We are currently working on getting the players ready for the tournament,” Carteron revealed.
He concluded by saying that he is waiting for the return of the international players after they finished their World Cup campaigns.
Al Ahly had six players in the Egyptian national team’s squad for the World Cup, alongside Ali Maaloul, who featured in Tunisia’s opening two games against England and Belgium.
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