Masry part ways with coach Hossam Hassan

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 31 Aug 2022

Masry club announced on Wednesday parting ways with coach Hossam Hassan after the closure of the Egyptian Premier League season.

Hossam Hassan
Hossam Hassan

“The club board decided to thank coach Hassan and other technical and medical staff members for their efforts with the team. We wish them the best of luck,” read a short statement by the Port Said-based club on Twitter.

On 12 June, Masry hired the 56-year-old and former Egypt striker - in a dourth stint with the Green Eagles - to succeed Tunisian boss Moine Chaabani who was sacked after a series of poor results.

Hassan, a prolific striker who enjoyed a glittering playing career with the Egyptian national team and Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek, is the country's all-time leading scorer.

Assisted as usual by his twin brother Ibrahim, also a former veteran right-back for Egypt team, Hossam managed to rescue Masry from relegation this season - ending the league competition in 13th place with 38 points.

Under Hossam, Masry played 15 games, winning in six, drawing in six, and losing three - collecting enough points to stay in the premier.

Hossam has previously coached various clubs in the Egyptian Premier League, including  Zamalek, Ismaily, Maqassa, Ittihad of Alexandria, Pyramids FC, and Smouha.

Regionally, he coached the Jordanian national team in 2013.

Hossam kicked off his coaching career at Masry in the 2007-08 season followed by another brief spell in 2011-12.

However, his third spell with the Green Eagles from 2015 to 2018 was both his longest and most successful with the team. In 2017, he also came so close to domestic glory a year earlier when the Green Eagles reached the Egypt Cup final, only to lose 2-1 to Ahly. And in 2018, he helped Masry finish fourth in the EPL and reach the African Confederation Cup semi-final in 2018. 

Hassan was sacked by Alexandria-based club Ittihad in March after a poor run of results.

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