Former Zamalek manager Patrice Carteron said he could have won the CAF Champions league title with the Cairo-based outfit if his stay was longer than he did.
Carteron guided Zamalek to the semi-finals of the last CAF Champions league by beating Tunisian giants Esperance de Tunis.
However, he left them for Saudi Professional League side Al Taawoun with Portugal’s Jaime Pacheco taking charge of the White Knights. But they lost to Al Ahly (2-1) in final
“I have some great memories with Zamalek, and I still keep in touch with my players and have a great relationship with them,” Patrice Carteron told ON Time Sports, per KingFut.
“Zamalek are a very good side and can beat any team as well as achieve trophies in major tournaments.
“I have been working to prepare the team to be strong defensively and offensively, and I’m very happy to have coached these players.
“My decision to leave was difficult for me to leave the team before the semi-finals [of the CAF Champions League], but I had my own reasons and felt that it was the right time to leave.
“It was the most difficult decision in my life and I have not regretted it.
“Because I brought the team to the semi-finals and achieved two trophies by winning over Esperance and Al Ahly in exceptional circumstances.
“If I was still Zamalek head coach, I would’ve won the CAF Champions League title,” he added.