Hossam Hassan pens deal to become Egypt manager

Ahram Online , Tuesday 13 Feb 2024

Egypt's iconic striker Hossam Hassan signed contract on Tuesday to become the Pharaohs new head coach, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced in a facebook post.

Egyptian coach Hossam Hassan.
Egyptian coach Hossam Hassan.

 

The statement did not disclose the financial details of the contract nor its length.

The EFA had announced last week that Hossam Hassan would take over the national team after a verbal agreement.

Hossam Hassan, Egypt's all-time leading scorer with 69 goals in 178 appearances, will be the head coach, while his twin brother Ibrahim, a former defender and captain, will be the team's manager.

The Hassan twins, who both played for Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek as well as several foreign clubs, will be formally introduced at a press conference on Thursday, the statement added.

The appointment of the twins comes after the sacking of Portuguese coach Rui Vitoria, who failed to lead Egypt past the quarter-finals of the continental tournament in January.

Egypt, who have won a record seven African titles, lost to DR Congo on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the last 16.

The new technical staff will face their first test in March when Egypt take part in an international friendly tournament with Croatia, New Zealand and Tunisia.

This will be the second international coaching experience for Hossam Hassan, who previously led Jordan from June 2013 to July 2014, guiding them to the final round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup.

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