Gharib leaves Egypt post – Reuters
Shawky Gharib will not return as Egypt manager after the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) decided on Tuesday not to renew his contract.
The Pharaohs failed to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations under his guidance, the main target stipulated in his contract. It marked the third consecutive time Egypt failed to reach the finals of Africa’s showpiece event.
“Considering that your contract with the FA states that it will be terminated automatically if Egypt do not reach the 2015 Nations Cup finals, we inform you that your contract has expired and we are thankful for your tenure with us,” the EFA said in a letter to Gharib and his coaching staff.
The EFA will meet Wednesday to discuss its next course of action, including possible managerial replacements.
Gharib took over as coach following the departure of Bob Bradley, who left after failing to steer Egypt to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.
The 55-year-old tactician is best known as the top assistant under former manager Hassan Shehata, who presided over a record three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations titles between 2006 and 2010.
Egypt also won a bronze medal at the 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup under Gharib’s tutelage, the country’s lone podium finish at a FIFA-sanctioned event.