Christian Gross: Ex-Tottenham boss arrives for Zamalek job

Swiss coach Christian Gross has arrived in Cairo to seal his deal with Egyptian giants Zamalek, club president Mortada Mansour announced on Saturday.

Gross, a former Tottenham Hotspur and FC basel trainer is set to succeed sacked coach Ehab Galal, who was dismissed after a string of poor results that included a shock exit from the Caf Confederation Cup at the first hurdle after a shootout defeat to Ethiopia’s Wolaitta Dicha.

“Gross will be in charge of the team alongside four assistants.

“The Swiss coach will receive €2 million (113,571.84 USD), while his assistants will be paid 300,000 (17,035.78 USD).

“I will hold a meeting with the new coach tonight, and I will hold a press conference to introduce the technical staff,” Mansour said.

Gross, 63, is expected to take charge of the team at the end of the season, with caretaker coach Khaled Galal currently leading the team in the Egypt Cup.

Gross has won two Swiss league titles with Grasshopper, four with Basel and a Saudi league crown with Al-Ahly.

Zamalek finished fourth with 61 points, 24 behind champions and arch rivals Ahly in the just ended Egyptian Premier League.



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