Former Ismaily star Hamad Ibrahim succeeds Juan Brown as Dervishes coach

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Tuesday 22 Feb 2022

Egyptian club Ismaily have appointed Hamad Ibrahim, the club’s former star, as their new coach on a two-year-and-a-half contract, the club announced late on Monday.

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Egyptian Ismaily club new coach Hamad Ibrahim with the Ismaily s president Yehia El-Komy shake hands after signing the contract on Monday 22 February, 2022. Photo courtesy of Ismaily club Facebook page.

Ibrahim, 49, was released yesterday amicably by Pyramids FC from his post as an assistant coach to take charge of the Dervishes, succeeding Argentinian coach Juan Brown.

Ibrahim, who starred with the Dervishes in the 1990s, is due to start his mission with the Suez Canal side on Wednesday, before the team's game against Gouna in the domestic league.

Following a series of poor results, Brown had his contract terminated on Thursday by mutual consent after less than four months at the helm.

The Argentinean was brought in last November after the team stumbled out of the gates at the start of the season, losing their opening three games in the Egyptian Premier League.

However, he failed to turn around the team’s fortunes, with Ismaily remaining without any victories after they drew three times and lost just as many league games under Brown.

After nine games, Ismaily lie second from the bottom on the Egyptian league table with three points, five adrift of the safety zone.

During the 2020/21 season, Ibrahim served for six months as an assistant manager to Ismaily, who struggled into the last stretches of the season to avoid relegation.

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