Mokhtar takes charge of Masri

Sherif Tarek
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CAIRO: Veteran tactician Mokhtar Mokhtar has been hired by Masri Sunday on an extendable one-year deal shortly after his departure from Petrojet.

"Our negotiations with Mokhtar were successful and he has already put his signature to the contract," Masri president Kamel Abou-Ali told

"Under Mokhtar’s management, Petrojet were quite impressive and I know that he will be able to live up to expectations.

"I promise Masri’s fans a top-four finish next season."

Abou-Ali refused to disclose the financial details of the deal, which went through right after midfielder Mahmoud Abdul-Hakim joined the coastal club from Petrojet as well.

Mokhtar, a former Ahly and Egypt star, has been in charge of Petrojet since 2005, helping the team finish in the top four in the past couple of seasons.

The highly-rated manager announced that he would leave Petrojet last month. His successor at the petroleum outfit is yet to be known.

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