Egypt national team former coach Hassan Shehata
Karim Hassan Shehata has denied any negotiations between his father and Zamalek management to take charge of the national football team next season.
“My father refused any talks with any domestic team as the league is yet to be finished,” Karim told Al-Ahram.
Shehata’s son asked that the sports media in Egypt not hint about offloading Zamalek’s technical staff especially during this current critical time as the Whites face a fatal game against Ahly in week 27 of the Egyptian League next Wednesday.
Reports in the Egyptian media claimed that Zamalek's board is in talks with the Egypt team's former tactician Hassan Shehata to succeed Hossam Hassan in leading the Whites next season. The rumours all come as the team suffered a 2-0 defeat to Masry in week 26 of the domestic league, widening the gap between Zamalek arch-rivals Ahly to a precarious five points.
Former Egypt manager Hassan Shehata resigned from his post last month following a disappointing, goal-less draw with South Africa, effectively ending Egypt’s hopes of defending their three successive titles in the 2012 African Cup of Nations finals.