CAIRO: Essam Al-Hadari is desperate to help Sion win the Swiss Cup title before heading back to the Egyptian Premier League.
Sion will be aiming for an 11th cup title when they face Young Boys on Wednesday night, with the Egypt goalkeeper between the posts.
Al-Hadari, who reiterated that a return to Ahly is quiet possible, wants to leave his mark before quitting the Swiss league strugglers.
I want to save Sion and then leave, probably to Egypt, perhaps even to Ahly, my former club. I miss my family, he was quoted by Le Matin newspaper.
I m here to help Sion clinch the cup. Sion has 10 titles, tomorrow it will be 11.
Al-Hadari declared that the arrival of Didier Tholot as coach has had a significant influence on the team who were wretched by managerial instability throughout the season.
With Tholot, there is greater harmony and consistency in the group. We had six coaches in one season, I had never seen it before, added the veteran goalie.
The 36-year-old seems unfazed by FIFA s prospected ban against him, following his illegitimate move to the Swiss league from Ahly last year.
Following the decision, there will be appeals. It will take time and I would be retired when the verdict is announced, smiled Al-Hadari.
Al-Hadari, who often claimed that he had offers from Europe, has been in serious talks with Ismaili in recent months.