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UPDATED: Trapattoni, Halilhodžić among others in line for Egypt’s hot seat
Giovanni Trapattoni and former Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodžić are among those being considered to be Egypt’s next manager, the Egyptian Football Association have announced.
Following the dismissal of Shawky Gharib last Wednesday, after his failure to sail the Egyptian national team to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) are said to have started receiving CVs to fill in the vacancy.
According to the EFA, they received 21 CVs from applicants who look forward to challenge for the vacant spot.
Some high profile coaches are included amongst the list who applied, such as former head coach of the Algerian national team Vahid Halilodzic, former Milan, Juventus and Inter manager Giovanni Trapattoni and former Manchester United assistant coach Rene Meulensteen.
UEFA Champions League winner with FC Barcelona, Frank Rijkaard, was initially offered to replace Shawky Gharib but the EFA has baulked at his wage demand and omitted him from the list.
The list also includes Alain Giresse (France), Milovan Rajevac (Serbia), Paulo Duarte (Portugal), Jesualdo Ferreira (Portugal), Pierre Lechantre (France), Walter Zenga (Italy), Ayman Al-Yamani (Egypt), Wojciech Lazarek (Poland), Hugo Broos (Belgium), Emara Marwani (Algeria), Paulo Autuori (Brazil), Kevin Reeves (England), Gonzalez Martinez (Canada), Patrick Aussems (Belgium), Deshi Bhaktawer (South Africa), Mariano Barreto (Portugal), Anthony Hee (Germany) and Antonio Lopez (Spain).
It is worth noting the highlighted names are Ferreira, Lopez, Halilhodžić, Trapattoni and Paulo Duarte.