The former Egyptian international player and current director of football at Al-Ittihad Club of Alexandria, Ibrahim Hassan, revealed the real reasons that deprived his brother, the Egyptian legend, Hossam Hassan, from coaching the Egyptian national team instead of his compatriot Hossam El-Badry, “Al-Maqal” and then the current Portuguese coach, Carlos Queiroz, noting that jealousy and weak souls of some in The Egyptian football system prevented his brother from attending the technical area of the Pharaohs, as he put it.
Ibrahim Hassan said in statements carried by the tournament website on the ETC channel, that “the circle of nominations for the devices in the teams is closed to some people affiliated with the system, so Hisham Hanafi and other coaches are not present.”
He explained the reason for not giving him and his brother Hossam the receipt of the technical area for the Egyptian team: “Because we love the country and have a conscience, we cannot take over the leadership of the team. All these advantages have become defects in this time… Hossam Hassan’s name was higher than those who refused to lead the Egyptian team, And they are the owners of weak souls, who stand before us despite our love for the country. Jealousy about the name of Hossam Hassan is the reason for that.”
He added, “It is enough for people to love Hossam Hassan and Ibrahim, and to demand that we take over the leadership of the Egyptian national team before the 2018 World Cup.”
And about the possibility of him taking over the leadership of the national team in the presence of Jamal Allam as president of the Football Association: “All due respect to his person, but I do not expect that to happen.”
The twin brothers Hossam and Ibrahim Hassan are considered one of the luminous signs in the history of Egyptian football, as they played for Al-Ahly and then Zamalek, and they presented charming shows that gave both teams local and African titles. They also led the Egyptian team to win the African Nations Cup and qualify for the World Cup “Italy 1990”, and their value continued The technical staff in the stadiums trained several Egyptian clubs, as well as receiving the task of training the Jordanian national team.
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