Al Ahly president Mahmoud El-Khatib wants the long-serving club captain Hossam Ashour to retire at the end of the season after being informed that he's not in Rene Weiler's plans for the coming season.
The 34-year-old Ashour had decided to leave the club at the end of the season but El-Khatib wants him to instead end his career on a high with the Red Devils. Ashour has won a total of 34 trophies with the club since joining the club.
El-Khatib also told the former Egypt international that the club will organise a testimonial match for him while offering him a role as an analyst with Al Ahly's TV channel.
Ashour came through the youth ranks at the club and has made a record 500 matches in all competitions for the club.
During his time at the club, Ashour achieved 12 Egyptian Premier League titles, five CAF Champions League trophies and three Egypt Cup wins.
Last week, it was reported that the club announced plans to tie down the team's four veteran players including Ashour, Sheriff Ekramy, Ahmed Fathi and Walid Soliman.
The quartet is in the last year of their contracts and the Cairo club want to extend their services as it gears up to take a shot at CAF Champions League.