CAIRO: Mahmoud Al-Gohari has resigned from his post as the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) technical director on Wednesday.
Al-Gohari thanked all EFA officials for trusting him during his one-year spell here, the Association said on its official website.
But he said he won t be able to carry on his duties. The EFA wishes him the best of luck in the future.
Al-Gohari has apparently decided to resign after a disagreement with some EFA board members over the launching of a new U-23 competition.
The 71-year-old believed the new competition would help some players rediscover their form even if they were out of favor with their teams.
But Al-Gohari, a highly-respected coach who enjoyed a great success while in charge of the Egyptian national team, was frustrated as his plan never came to light.
Ismaili, who are yet to appoint a new coach following the resignation of Emad Soliman, have recently tried to appoint Al-Gohari as their new manager.
But the former Ahly and Zamalek tactician said he was not interested in returning to club management.