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Zenga: Am Looking Forward to be the new Braga

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Abu Dhabi: 27 October 2013
 
Al Jazira Football Company has presented to the media the new first football team coach the Italian Mr. Walter Zenga, in a press conference held in Dusit Thani Hotel – Abu Dhabi at Sunday October 27th, with the presence of the coach, the team director Mr. Ayed Mabkhout, the club media officer and official spokesman Mr. Ali Al Nuaimi, and the newspapers and TV representatives.
 
Al Nuaimi started the conference by welcoming the coach and the media; followed him was Mabkhout who didn’t forget to thank the ex-manager Luis Milla for what he did for the team, and wished him luck in his career. Then he welcomed the new coach and described him as well known and prestigious coach who has a great reputation in UAE.
 
Then Zenga started answering the media questions, he said at first the he will always do his best for the club and the team, he reminded that he spent a year and a half in UAE and his experience he gained here will help him so much to do his work perfectly with Al Jazira.
 
The coach also thanked H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan the club president, and sheikh Mohameed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for the trust they put on him. He also thanked his predecessor the Spanish Luis Milla and wished him best of luck in his future.
 
The Italian admitted that the team results in the last months were not good and failed to match the expectations that always surrounds big club like Al Jazira; he promised that he and his players will work with passion and sacrifice to improve the performance and the results in this season matches.



Former Al Ain and Al Nasr coach pledged that he will put all his experiences, time and energy for the team, he stressed that his training methods are very different and he will focus mainly on instilling the team and sacrifice spirits inside the players minds, and revealed that his personal goal will be to get the legendary place and history of the former team coach Abel Braga.
 
Ayed Mabkhout revealed that they took the decision of replacing Milla with Zenga after the team league match in the 5th round against Ajman. He explained that the board of the football company are helding themselves as responsible for the decision they take. 
 
He explained that they renewed their trust on Milla after the last season, and they offered him with a good European training campaign and signed all the players he asked for, but the results of the team were very disappointing, and also the performances. He confirmed that Zenga was perfect and ideal choice of Al Jazira, and that they signed a contract with a year and half with coach, but they hope that he can still amongst them for so many years to come.
 
Zenga insisted he don’t need long time to adapt and deliver his ideas to the players, he explained that he knows Al Jazira players and have a good background about them and a great understanding of the league in UAE.
 
He concluded by describing the next league match against Dubai as big and important, because winning it will give the team a huge boost to go back to the winning ways. He confirmed that he knows Dubai team very goodm but he didn’t decided yet by which squad and approach he will play against them because he is still evaluating his options for that match.