Former Zamalek manager Christian Gross announces his retirement
Former Zamalek, Tottenham, and Stuttgart manager, Christian Gross, has announced his retirement from management, bringing his 32-year career to an end.
Gross was reappointed by Saudi Professional League, Al Ahli Jeddah, back in October after parting ways with Zamalek.
However, the 65-year-old had his contract terminated by Al Ahli in February as the club sit fourth in the league table.
After almost three months as a free agent, Gross has now decided to end his career in football, announcing his retirement on Swiss television.
“I decided to stop coaching,” Gross told Swiss TV channel SRF. “I don’t think I’ll be back anytime soon.”
Despite his announcement, Gross did not rule out a return to management in the future, saying: “If I receive a good offer, then why not? You never know.”
Gross was appointed by Zamalek in 2018 and rejuvenated the White Knights’ squad, helping them win the Saudi-Egyptian Super Cup and the first CAF Confederation Cup title in the club’s history.
The Swiss manager also had fruitful a spell with Al Ahli, guiding them to the Crown Prince Cup in 2015 and the domestic double a year later.
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