Egypt turn to Queiroz to galvanise World Cup qualifying campaign

September 9 – Egypt have hired Carlos Queiroz as their new manager to steer the Pharaohs to the World Cup in Qatar. The Portuguese will succeed Hossam El Badry.

The Egyptian Football Association announced the high-profile hiring for the Pharaohs on Wednesday on their website. Diaa El-Sayed and Mohamed Shawky will assist Queiroz in his new role.

Badry was dismissed following Egypt’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Gabon on Sunday in World Cup qualifying. The Egyptians, second behind Libya, have four points from two matches in Group F. In October, Queiroz will debut when the African giants Javier Clemente’s Libyan team.

Queiroz has coached on the continent before, enjoying a stint with South Africa from 2000 to 2002. He guided Bafana Bafana to the 2002 World Cup, but left before the final tournament.

Queiroz went on to become an assistant of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United before taking charge of Real Madrid. He led Iran to the World Cup in 2014 and 2018, but endured a torrid time with Colombia recently.

Egypt participated in the 2018 World Cup, but finished bottom of Group A without earning a single point.

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