VIDEO: Hossam Hassan remains Zamalek coach despite Super Cup defeat

Ahram Online, Monday 15 Sep 2014

Board member Ahmed Soliman asserts that Hossam Hassan will remain in his post as Zamalek coach, despite the Egypt Super Cup loss on Sunday

Hossam Hassan
El Zamalek coach Hossam Hassan reacts during their Egyptian Super Cup soccer match against Al-Ahly at Cairo stadium,September 14, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Zamalek coach Hossam Hassan will remain in his post after dispute with chairman Mortada Mansour was resolved early Monday.

"Hassan is leading the Whites this season and the problem with Mansour that occurred after Sunday's defeat has ended," the Cairo-based club board member Ahmed Soliman told Ahram Sports Monday.

Mansour, who is known for his fiery remarks, hinted that Hassan could lose his job after his side's Cairo derby woes were compounded following an Egyptian Super Cup loss to arch-rivals Ahly on Sunday.

The White Knights looked as though they would finally end their derby jinx but an Ahly comeback in penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw gave them another victory over their bitter foes.

Ahly wasted their first two spot-kicks but roared back in heartbreaking fashion for Zamalek's success-starved supporters to claim a 5-4 victory.

Outspoken lawyer Mansour sacked Ahmed "Mido" Hossam and brought in Hassan, Egypt's all-time leading scorer, as a replacement after the club failed to win the Egyptian Premier League title, which they have not won since 2004, with Ahly securing an eighth consecutive title.

Under Hassan's guidance, Zamalek crashed out of the African Champions League group stage following defeats by Vita Club and Sudan's Hilal before losing to Ahly in the Super Cup.

Mansour first statements after the game

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