Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the Saudi entertainment authority and owner of the Spanish club Almeria, denied the rumors that he had a relationship with the Egyptian Zamalek contract with French Patrice Carteron to supervise the first team.
Al-Sheikh responded with a statement to the rumors of his association with Carteron’s return to Zamalek again, and his bearing of the penalty clause in the French coach’s contract with the Saudi cooperation, as well as his salary for the duration of the contract with the Egyptian team.
And he published the statement on his accounts on social media, in which he said: “I have been clearer from the moment I announced a year ago about my departure from sports in the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, and there are still rumors and gossip, the latest of which is today, about my relationship with the coach of the Zamalek club … one saying, I have no relation to any sporting affair anywhere, not only in Egypt but other than Egypt, except for my investment and ownership of the Spanish club Almeria, and my honorary chairmanship of the Sudanese Al Hilal club, which I cherish, and for its fans I have all the love and appreciation … Only this is my relationship with football. “
He added: “To clarify, I have not visited sisterly Egypt for a very long time … and my relationship is confined to my friends who I contact with them by phone or visit me in the Kingdom … I have become accustomed to using my name in many false and malicious news, and I know that the goal behind this is to distort my image, and stand Behind that are bodies that I know well … May God protect our Arab nation, and my Lord, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and my lord the Crown Prince, and you are well. “
Al-Sheikh denied in a previous publication that he had ended any association with or invested in Egyptian sports after selling his stake in the Pyramids Club to Emirati businessman Salem Al-Shamsi, and ending the honorary presidency of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Club.
It is noteworthy that Al-Sheikh previously supported Zamalek by bearing the financial value of a deal to transfer Tunisian Ferjani Sassi from Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia to Zamalek, and he also took over the contract of former Swiss coach Christian Gross in exchange for Zamalek’s relinquishment of the claim of the penalty clause in Abdullah Al-Saeed’s contract, which he signed with Mortada Mansour, the former club president.
Source: facebook / Turkialalshik