The Portuguese Queiroz on the bench of Egypt – Al-Madina

The Egyptian Football Association, led by Ahmed Megahed, announced on Wednesday the appointment of Portuguese Carlos Queiroz as coach of the Pharaohs national team, two days after the sacking of Hossam Al-Badri and his deputy after the draw with Gabon in Africa qualifiers for the Qatar 2020 World Cup.

The Egyptian Federation has released a statement announcing the new formation of the team’s coaching staff, led by Queiroz, together with Diaa El-Sayed as general coach and Essam El-Hadary as goalkeeping coach.

The tripartite committee in charge of the management of the Egyptian Federation decided on Monday to dismiss the coaching staff of the Egyptian national team, led by Al-Badri, after the 1-1 with Gabon on Sunday in Franceville in the second round of the Group F competitions by the end of second round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Al-Badri refused to resign at the request of the president of the federation, stressing that he had not failed in his mission, after the federation had entrusted him with the task of rebuilding the national team on 19 September 2019, succeeding Mexican Javier Aguirre. , who was also sacked from his position after an early sudden exit from the eighth round of the African Nations Cup championship.

Queiroz and his team support should arrive in Cairo next week.

This is the first training assignment for veteran Queiroz after he resigned by mutual agreement last December from the Colombian national team coach, which he led in February 2019, after two defeats in the South American World Cup qualifiers.

Queiroz had been in former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson in the ranks of Manchester United for two terms (2002-2003 and 2004-2008).

He also supervised the formation of Sporting Portugal (1993-1996), Real Madrid (2003-2004), the Portuguese national team (1991-1993, then 2008-2010), the national teams of the United Arab Emirates (1997-99), South Africa (2000-2002) and Iran (2011-2019).

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