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Official: Cúper appointed Egypt national team manager

Cuper appointed Egypt

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) have officially appointed Argentine manager  as the new manager of the Egyptian national team.

EFA media chief Azmy Megahed had announced Cúper as the Pharaohs’ new manager earlier this month, before another board member, Mahmoud El-Shamy, pointed out the hire was still pending. In case the negotiations were to fall through, the EFA had decided on Alain Giresse as a second option, followed by Franklin Rijkaard.

However, on Tuesday, the ex-Valencia manager officially signed the contracts at the Cairo Marriott Hotel in Zamalek, in the presence of EFA vice president Hassan Farid, Ahmed Mogahed, Ehab Laheta and other board members.

Mahmoud El-Shamy previously mentioned that, if fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Argentine’s contract – reported to be $65,000 per month – will be terminated.

The 59-year-old reached two UEFA Champions League finals at the turn of the century with Valencia, although he lost on both occasions.

READ: Cúper brings Egypt FA inexpensive mediocrity it sought all along (Opinion)

The Egyptian national team failed to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations under former manager Shawky Gharib.

The draw for the qualification rounds of the 2017 edition will be held next month, after the host nation is announced.

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  1. Mahmoud

    March 10, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    R.I.P. Egyptian National Team :'(

    • Ahmed , USA

      March 10, 2015 at 4:52 PM

      We still have a chance to qualify for Qatar 2022, but our bloody dictator will not allow that, because Qatar is a terrorist’s state now 🙂

  2. Jos

    March 10, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    I really hope this guy knows what he’s doing. We can’t judge unless we’ve seen a couple matches guys.

  3. Moe

    March 10, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Best hire for Egypt. At least he is someone the players can respect.

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