Ali Maher was appointed as Al Masry head coach in September of last year to replace Tarek El-Ashry.
When he took charge of the Green Eagles, the team was struggling in the bottom half of the table, sitting in 16th place with 11 games to go.
The 47-year-old’s arrival flipped things around for the Port Said giants as they ended the season sat in seventh place.
Maher managed to keep the momentum going for the following season as Al Masry now sit in fifth place, on equal points with fourth-placed Pyramids FC (49).
With two games left before the end of the season, Maher will hope to finish among the top four, even though it doesn’t matter because they already secured continental football next season.
Al Masry are set to compete in the CAF Confederation Cup next season where they will face the winner between Ethiopian Coffee Addis Abeba and Uganda Revenue Authority Sports Club in the qualifying round.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the board decided to keep Maher for at least another season.