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Petrojet appoint Egypt legend Ahmed Hassan as new manager

Egypt's Ahmed Hassan - Petrojet

Ahmed Hassan has been appointed as Petrojet’s manager on a two-year contract to replace Ramadan El-Sayed.

The most capped player in football history joins the petroleum club after leaving his previous job as Egypt’s national team director.

This will be the first chance for Hassan to begin his managerial career after a well decorated playing career with the likes of Ismaily, Besiktas, RSC Anderlecht, Al Ahly, Zamalek and Egypt’s national team – where he set a world record 184 caps before retiring in 2013.

In an interview with FIFA.com on Monday,  reflected on his career and admitted he isn’t exactly optimistic about the Pharaohs’ chances of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Petrojet have called a press conference for Sunday at which they are expected to unveil Ahmed Hassan and his backroom staff.

A number of former Egyptian stars have been recently appointed as managers of Premier League clubs, including Hany Ramzy (ENPPI), Hossam Hassan (Al Masry), Mido (Ismaily) and prior to them Hassan Shehata (Arab Contractors).

UPDATE (2 August, 2015): Ahmed Hassan was unveiled as Petrojet’s new player-manager on Sunday, and was given his trademark number 17.

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