Soccer Football - Egyptian Cup Final - Al Masry v Al Ahly - Alexandria, Egypt - August 15, 2017 Al Masry coach Hossam Hassan Reuters
CAIRO – 30 October 2018: Pyramids FC announced on Tuesday, Oct. 30 that they have reached an agreement with Hossam Hassan to be their new manager. Hassan is the club's third coach for this season after Alberto Valentim and Ricardo La Volpe.
“Pyramids FC has a promising team and I hope to be able to cope with the club’s ambitions,” Hassan said after signing his contract.
Hassan resigned from his post as Al-Masry manager on Monday after the club failed to reach the CAF Confederation Cup final, losing to Congo’s Veta Club. The first leg in Port Said ended with a goalless draw, while the second leg in Congo ended with a 4-0 victory for the hosts.
Hassan, 52, has led Al-Masry since 2015 to 58 victories during the 118 games he was in charge of the club. He also led the club to the 2016 Egyptian Cup Final and 2017 Egyptian Super Cup but lost both games to Al-Ahly.
Pyramids gained 16 points from 10 games and they are at the fourth position behind El-Entag El-Harby, Zamalek and Smouha.
Hassan is Egypt's all-time top scorer with 69 goals in 169 appearances. He won three African Cup of nations' titles in 1986, 1998 and 2006. He also represented the national team at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.