Al Masry player Ahmed Abdel-Mawgod (L) in action against AS Vita Club player Chadrack Lukombe (R) during the 2018 CAF Confederations Cup
Tuesday Oct 30, 2018. 16:30
Egyptian Premier League side Al Masry have rejected Hossam Hassan's resignation, despite him being officially announced as the new head coach of rivals Pyramids FC.
The former Al Ahly forward issued his resignation following his side's exit from the Caf Confederations Cup last week.
Al Masry held AS Vita to a goalless draw in Port Said in the first-leg, but suffered a heavy defeat in the reverse fixture in Kinsasha, as they duly missed out on a maiden final appearance.
Hassan was officially appointed as the head coach of Pyramids following the resignation of Ricardo La Volpe, who only took over the reins in August.
“Al Masry entire board of directors would like that it has categorically and on consensus refused the resignation which have been presented by the first team’s technical staff led by Hossam Hassan and Ibrahim Hassan,” an Al Masry statement read.
“The board affirms that it’s in constant convention in the coming hours in order to convince the Hassan twins to renounce their decision and return to lead the team towards achieving more like how things gone in the past three years.”
Hassan made an incredible 169 appearances for the Pharaohs in a professional career that spanned over two decades.