Carlos Queiroz: Egypt employs former Real Madrid and South Africa, coach
Following the dismissal of Hossam El Badry, the 68-year-old has been appointed as the Pharaohs’ new manager.
Carlos Queiroz has been appointed Egypt’s next national team coach.
The Egyptian Football Association named the former Real Madrid and Portugal manager as the Pharaohs’ new manager on their website on Wednesday afternoon.
Following the country’s 1-1 tie with Gabon in Sunday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier at Stade de Franceville, the football governing body handed coach Hossam El Badry the departure door.
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‘It’s like bringing Maradona to Naples,’ says one. Ribery has already been dubbed ‘King of Salerno’ after his stunning move to Salernitana.
From 2000 until 2002, the Portuguese strategist was also in charge of South Africa, the African champions in 1996.
Before leaving Africa, he led Bafana Bafana to the 2002 World Cup finals. As a result of that decision, Safa named local coach Jomo Sono to manage the team in South Korea and Japan.
Diaa El-Sayed (general coach) and Mohamed Shawky will help him.
The goalie trainer will be Essam El-Hadary, the oldest player to compete in the Fifa World Cup.
Aside from the three, Queiroz’s technical team will include a foreign assistant, a performance analyzer, and a rehabilitation expert.
The 68-year-old was Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United before taking over as Vicente del Bosque’s successor at Real Madrid.
He had an immediate impact at the Santiago Bernabeu, guiding Los Blancos to a Supercopa de Espana victory against Real Mallorca. In May 2004, he was dismissed.
Queiroz will make his debut in October when the seven-time African champions face hosts Libya in their next qualifying match.