Former Egypt coach Hassan Shehata has been appointed as the new manager of Al-Arabi, the Qatari club announced on Wednesday.
Shehata penned a short-term contract that will see him take charge of Al-Arabi until the end of the season, succeeding French coach Pierre Lechantre who was sacked last month following a string of poor results.
Shehata left Cairo giants Zamalek in July following the team’s 1-0 defeat by arch-rivals Ahly which all but ended their hopes of qualifying for the African Champions League semi-final.
His disappointing stint with Zamalek was in stark contrast to his glorious reign with the Egyptian national team, whom he guided to an unprecedented feat of three successive African Nations Cup triumphs in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
He left Egypt last year after they surprisingly failed to qualify for the 2011 edition in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
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