Wednesday Oct 09, 2019. 09:00
Egypt legend Ahmed Hassan has disclosed that Hassan Shehata was told he was appointed Pharaohs head coach succeeding Javier Aguirre.
However, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has since announced Hossam El-Badry as the new head coach.
Shehata led Egypt to three successive titles at the African Cup of Nations in 2006, 2008 and 2010.
“Shehata was informed he is appointed as Egypt manager from one of the current EFA members,” Hassan told a local radio station.
“Shehata spoke with me and asked me to occupy the national team manager role but I declined.”
“Some of El-Badry’s technical staff’s members were forced on him. Some of the decisions were taken as sort of balance of power between Al Ahly and Zamalek’s presence in the national team which contradicts what EFA head Amr El-Ganainy had stated before.”
Egypt will face Botswana in a friendly on Monday.