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Former Zamalek manager Christian Gross announces his retirement

Former Zamalek, Tottenham, and Stuttgart manager, , has announced his retirement from management, bringing his 32-year career to an end.

Gross was reappointed by Saudi Professional League, , 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.

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“I decided to stop coaching,” Gross told Swiss TV channel SRF. “I don’t think I’ll be back anytime soon.”

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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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