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Former Egypt skipper Ahmed Hassan joins national team staff

Ahly and Zamalek icon Ahmed Hassan has been included in Egypt national team technical staff headed by Shawki Gharib

Mahmoud Elassal, Thursday 5 Dec 2013
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Egypt midfielder "Ahmed Hassan will be the Egypt national team manager," Egypt Football Association Spokesman Azmi Megahed told Ahram Online on Thursday.

Under the helm of newly-appointed coach Shawki Gharib, the new technical staff will be announced soon, ahead of preparations for the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The former Kocaelispor, Denizlispor, Gençlerbirligi and Beşiktas star is one of the few successful Egyptian footballers to have played in the European leagues.

The 38-year-old ended his travels at Anderlecht, where he won the Belgian league and Super Cup in 2007, as well as the Belgian Cup in 2008.

Under Hassan Shehata's leadership, the veteran Pharaoh reaped four African Cup of Nations trophies under his name -- three of which, 2006, 2008 and 2010, in a row -- and also took part in the 1998 Championship.

Egypt's current striker Amr Zaki praised coach Gharib's intelligent choice.

"Naming Ahmed Hassan national team manager is a positive step for the new technical staff," Zaki wrote on his Twitter account, concluding that "Hassan will play an important role in the future of Egypt's national team."

Although former Egypt skipper Ahmed Hassan is the world’s most capped player, with 184 international appearances, his presence in the Egypt squad ceased when American coach Bob Bradley preferred to inject new blood into the team.

He signed a new one-year deal with Cairo side Zamalek last July. 

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