Egypt's football great Hossam Hassan resigns as Maqassa coach

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 12 May 2013

Hossam Hassan decides to end his brief spell as coach of Egyptian Premier League side Maqassa after only eight matches in charge

Hossam Hassan
Hossam Hassan (Photo: Ahram)

Egypt's football great Hossam Hassan has resigned from his post as Maqassa coach after Sunday's 1-0 defeat by Wadi Degla in the Egyptian Premier League.

Hassan took charge of Maqassa in February but his brief tenure came to an abrupt end following a poor run of results.

Under his guidance, Maqassa could only claim one win out of eight matches. They drew four times and lost three matches to slip to sixth place of Group A with 11 points, just one above the relegation playoff zone with four matches remaining.

"I have decided to leave after failing to proceed with the team at the league table," The former Zamalek, Ismaily and Masry coach said in a TV declarations.

"The team was in an urgent need to sign new players after the departure of its key players. I have tried to deal with that issue by depending on the current youth players but that wasn't very beneficial," he added. 

Hassan is Egypt's all-time leading scorer with 69 goals. He also steered Cairo giants Ahly and Zamalek to a host of domestic and continental titles in his glittering playing career that ended in 2007.

However, he had some less successful stints as a manager, having made little impact in charge of the likes of Zamalek, Masry and Telecom Egypt.

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