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UPDATED: Trapattoni, Halilhodžić among others in line for Egypt’s hot seat

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Giovanni Trapattoni and former Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodžić are among those being considered to be ’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.

EFA shortlist

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.

Hesham is a young architect who has been a passionate fan of Egyptian and international football since 1994. A big fan of Arsenal and Al Ahly. Loves the game and believes it can be pushed to another level in his home country - Egypt - if well presented.



  1. Josef

    November 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    Just please let it be Rijkaard.

    • Mubarak's back

      December 1, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      Please let it be Mubarak, our pharaoh!

  2. tamer

    November 30, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I don’t think any foreign coach (other than Manuel Jose) can understand the messed up psychological condition of the Egyptian human being. The only 2 IMO who can do this job are Manuel Jose and Shehata.. and a few years hopefully Diaa Elsayed, or Hossam el Badry.. because I think they have balls, unlike many of the Egyptian coaches

  3. Jan25Rev

    December 1, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    I think the next coach should have a military background, so that players and fans can all obey him … please who cares now Egypt and its corrupt football and league

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