Hassan Shehata turns down MC Alger

Hassan Shehata turns down MC Alger
Hachoud Abdrmimane of MC Alger(27) Kacem Mehdi of MC Alger(8)and Karaoui Amir of MC Alger(14) challenging Coffie Bekoe of Bechem during the CAF Confederation Cup

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jul 28, 2017. 13:00

In the wake of reports that former Egypt national team coach, Hassan Shehata was scouted by Algerian side MC Alger, the coach has since turned down the offer.

The experienced former Pharaohs manager has reportedly turned down the job offer due to family reasons according to reports in Egypt.

It is also reported that the club’s sporting director Kamel Kaci confirmed that Shehata turned down the job due to “family reasons”.


Kaci also confirmed that MC Alger’s former star striker Rafik Saifi has been appointed as an assistant manager.

Meanwhile, former Algeria national team manager Abdelhak Benchikha is expected to be unveiled as the club's new manager, succeeding Kamel Mouassa.

The three-time Africa Cup of Nations winner has been without a club since leaving Petrojet in April after a series of disappointing results.

Shehata led Egypt to three consecutive African Cup of Nations tournaments between 2006 and 2010, but failed to lift the

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