Ex-Egypt boss Shehata resigns as Contractors coach

Ahram Onlne, Friday 13 Nov 2015

Three time Nations Cup winner Hassan Shehata resigns as Arab Contractors boss after a string of poor results in the Egyptian League

Former Egypt boss Hassan Shehata (Photo: Reuters)

Former Egypt manager Hassan Shehata has resigned as Arab Contractors boss after failing to bag a single win in five games since the start of the Egyptian league season.

Shehata, who led Egypt to three successive Africa Cup of Nations titles in a seven-year stint, was handed three defeats this season, the last of which was a 2-1 loss to Talae El-Geish.

The defeat at Geish came following another 2-1 reverse against Zamalek, a match that was marred by a controversial penalty that brought the reigning champions back into the game after Contractors were ahead.

The 66-year-old manager took Contractors' helm near the end of last season when they were lying in 17th place before helping them finish seventh on the league table.

It was the second time that Shehata has been in charge of the club, whom he led to the Egypt Cup title in 2004 at the expense of Ahly in the final, before going on to defeat Zamalek 4-2 in the Super Cup.

It remains to be seen what Shehata's next destination will be, as he failed to mark tenures at Zamalek, Qatar's Al-Arabi and Morocco's Difaa El Jadidi with major success since leaving Egypt in 2011.

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