Egypt’s legendary striker Hossam Hassan was appointed as the Pharaohs’ head coach following Rui Vitoria’s departure after their disastrous outing at the Africa Cups of Nations in Ivory Coast.
The Pharaohs failed to get past the group stages of the 2023 edition. On Tuesday, the Egyptian Football Association.(EFA) made the announcement of Hassan replacing Vitoria following an emergency meeting.
The news came in contrast to what the EFA itself declared days ago when they revealed that Mohamed Youssef was appointed as interim head coach until while they ‘search for a foreign head coach’.
The 57-year-old will become the fifth domestic coach to lead the Egyptian national team in the new century after Hassan Shehata, Shawky Gharieb, Hossam El-Badry, and Ehab Galal.
He started his managerial career back in 2008 with Al Masry, before going on to coach Telecom Egypt, Zamalek, Ismaily, Misr El-Makkasa, Ittihad of Alexandria, Pyramids, and Smouha. Hassan is Egypt’s all-time top scorer and won three Africa Cup of Nations with the Pharaohs, 1986, 1998, and 2006, as well as the 1992 Arab Nations Cup, and the 1987 All-Africa Games.
– Additional information by Kingfut.