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Inacio: I wish I could have stayed longer at Zamalek

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In a press conference on Thursday, now former Zamalek manager Inacio said that he wished he could stay at Zamalek to help bring trophies to the club.

Zamalek mutually terminated his contract following a string of disappointing results, culminating in a 1-0 loss to Al Ahed in the Arab Club Championships the day before.

The Portuguese manager took to the press and gave some comments about his stay with the Egyptian team.

He stated his desire to continue and remain in his position as the manager of  and win tournaments with the White Castle.

“I was happy to work with Zamalek, I wish I could stay and win more championships,” Inacio said.

He failed to guide the team to an African Champions League spot as they finished third in the Egyptian Premier League standings, behind Misr El-Maqassa and . Zamalek’s disappointing season also saw them eliminated from the 2016/17 CAF Champions league group stage after finishing behind Al Ahli Tripoli and USM Alger in Group B.

“I have become a fan of Zamalek [during my time here]. I will always watch Zamalek; my concentration with Zamalek made me decline managerial offers from other clubs,” the Portuguese manager continued.

During the press conference, the 62-year-old journeyman also gave advice to other Portuguese managers in the Egyptian Premier League: “I will advise any Portuguese coach to focus on everything in his contract. There are conditions and obligations that must be followed.”

“Zamalek need to be more stable, the coaches must have enough time. The players must be more professional and do their best,” Inacio concluded.

Since 2015, Zamalek has seen no fewer than 9 managerial changes.

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