Zaccheroni Presented to Media in A press Conference
The Italian Coach: I am Looking to Stardom with the White
Dubai/ Tuesday, October 17th, 2017: UAE FA has presented Alberto Zaccheroni, as a new technical manager for UAE National (A) Team in the press conference held today at UAE FA premise in Dubai. The Italian succeeds Edgardo Bauza who left last month to head up Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Campaign, and he would take the reins to prepare the White for AFC Asian Cup 2019.
UAE FA President, Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita stated that the Board of Directors thanked HH Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Honorary President of UAE Football Association for its unlimited support. “I extend my thank also to the members of the team who recruited the new manager, i.e. Abdulla Al Jenaibi, Husham Al Zarooni, Mohamed Al Hajeri, Saeed Al Teneiji and all Board Members”, He added.
The conference was attended by UAE FA General Secretary, Mohammed Hazzam Al Dhaheri; Ibrahim Hassan Al Nemer, Assistant General Secretary; Naser bin Thaloub, President Office Director, Ahmed Bhadir, Assistant General Secretary, Abdulla Saleh, Team Administrator; Obaid Hbaita, Team Manager and Antonio, the former President of Italy Football Federation.
Bin Ghalita Said “Zaccheroni recognizes that the White had finished in the third place of the last edition of Asian Cup, but we aspire to achieve more in the next edition hosted in our homeland in 2019. We will provide all means of success for this mission, and develop an account at social media platform dedicated for exchanging of ideas with spectators and supporters to support the White. The forthcoming plan comprises two friendlies versus Egypt and Uzbekistan before holding a meeting with the coach to arrange other friendlies versus strong Asian opponents”.
UAE FA Vice President, Abdulla Naser Al Jenaibi stated “Zaccheroni was chosen because of his vast experience in Asia and we have informed him with our plan for the period leading to AFC Asian Cup 2019.
In his part, Zaccheroni said that UAE squad includes many talented players who are able to achieve good scores which will not be achieved except by teamwork; however we are looking for the stardom in Asian Cup. “I know players in general and I will get familiar with them in the forthcoming period after perusing UAE FA plan and analyzing some matches of the team. I will develop the appropriate plan after getting familiar with players’ skills and capabilities” he added.
In conclusion, He thanked UAE FA for its trust on him and stated “it is a big challenge for me to take part in Asian Cup and I will make use of all capabilities to prepare UAE National Team”.