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Egypt football icon Hossam Hassan renews contract as Masry coach

Masry delivered outstanding performances under the guidance of former Ahly and Zamalek stars Hossam and Ibrahim Hassan this season

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 May 2016
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Egypt's football icon Hossam Hassan (L) signs the new contract with Masry president (Photo: Masry's official facebook page)
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Egyptian football icon Hossam Hassan has renewed his contract as head coach of Egyptian premier league outfit Masry for one season, the team announced on Saturday.

"The board managed to agree on a one-year contract extension for the technical staff headed by coach Hossam Hassan," the Port Said-based club said in a statement via its official website.

"Club president Samir Halabya expressed his happiness with the renewal, noting that the step will add more stability at Masry during the upcoming season," the statement read.

On July 2015, legendary Egyptian football twins Hossam and Ibrahim Hassan, who were hired as coach and football director respectively, took the charge of Masry for the third time in their coaching career.

Since their retirement from league play in 2007, the Hassan brothers took charge of a host of Egyptian clubs like Masry, Maqassa, Zamalek, Ittihad of Alexandria and Ismaily.

The 49-year-old tactician Hossam headed Masry two times before, in the 2007 season when he saved the team from relegation, and again in the 2011-12 season.

Under the guidance of Hossam and Ibrahim, Masry delivered outstanding performances in the Egyptian league this season, earning the team a place among the top four for a majority of the season. The club currently stands at the fifth place at the league's table with 41 points, 18 behind league leaders Ahly.

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