Former Egypt national team coach Hassan Shehata is set to be appointed as the new coach of Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side MC Alger. Shehata’s appointment was announced yesterday by Mouloudia president Kamel Kaci-Saïd, who had a stint with Zamalek in the mid ’90s.
Shehata is expected to arrive in Algeria on Wednesday to finalize his deal with MC Alger and sign his contract. He will replace Kamel Mouassa, who led the club to a second place league finish last season and the semi-finals of the Algerian Cup. Mouloudia is also qualified for the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup, where they will face Tunisia’s Club Africain in September.
For the three time Africa Cup of Nations winning manager, Algeria will be the sixth stamp on his international coaching passport. Shehata has previously coached in the United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Libya, Qatar and Morocco, as well as a very brieft stint in Germany as technical advisor of 1860 Munich.
MC Alger, founded in 1921, is the oldest and most popular club in the North African nation. In 1976, it became the first Algerian club to win a continental title, winning the African Cup of Champions Clubs, the predecessor of the CAF Champions League.Follow @bylka613