El-Gohary is considered one of Egypt’s greatest-ever football icons. He was in charge of the national team in their last World Cup appearance in 1990, during which they famously held then European champions the Netherlands to a 1-1 draw.
El-Gohary, known for his resolute defensive tactics, also steered Egypt to the African Nations Cup triumph in 1998.
El-Gohary was widely acclaimed in Jordan for leading the country to a remarkable quarter-final place at the 2004 AFC Asian Cup. He has been working as an adviser for the JFA since 2009.