(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Talal El Karkouri, former Moroccan footballer Rabat – Talal El Karkouri, former international footballer, will become the coach of Qatari football club Umm Salal Sport Club.
The Umm Salal SC club, ranked fifth in the Qatar Stars League this year, ended its previous contract with Egyptian manager Mahmoud Jaber this Saturday after the draw conceded Friday against Al Arabi Sports Club. El Karkouri will coach the football club until the end of the season.
Talal El Karkouri, born July 8, 1976, in Casablanca, made his debut at defense for Morocco in 2000. He later played in three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and earned 53 appearances.
El Karkouri started his career with the football club Raja in Casablanca in 1996. He played with Raja until 1999, when he transferred to the French giant Paris Saint-Germain for 4 years. In 2004, El Karkouri moved to Charlton Athletic of the Premier League where he scored 5 goals in his debut season at Charlton. In June 2007, El Karkouri signed a two-year contract with Qatar Sports Club, after that, he signed onto a one-year deal with Umm Salal SC. El Karkouri announced his retirement from international football in 2008, but he returned on March 28, 2009, playing for Morocco the 2010 World Cup qualifications match against Gabon in Casablanca.
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