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Veteran Egyptian coach Hassan Shehata confirms South Africa talks

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Posted on February 17, 2017

Hassan Shehata

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Former national team manager has confirmed that he is in talks to coach the South African national team.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has formed a committee that’s tasked with finding a manager before the end of February. It announced a shortlist of potential national team managers that included Shehata.

The list also included Roberto Mancini, Giovanni Trapattoni, Hassan Shehata, Hugo Broos, Samson Siasia, Lothar Mattheus and Bernd Schuster.

“Yes, there are negotiations to manage the South African national team,” said Shehata in a radio interview.

“However, the negotiations have not ended officially. They are still ongoing,” he added.

Egypt’s legendary coach, who led the Pharaohs to an unprecedented three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations, said that he’ll announce the outcome of negotiations after they’re officially concluded.

“In the case that everything is successfully completed, then good. If not then there is no problem,” he added.

The 67-year-old coach won his first game as Petrojet manager on Friday after beating Dakhleya 1-0 in gameweek 19 of the .

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