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Cuper: I will not take one step forward in renewing my contract

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Egyptian National Team manager Hector Cuper stated he would “not take any forward steps” to renewing his contract if he is not wanted.

Speaking before Egypt’s third World Cup match against Saudi Arabia, Cuper stated that “he will not take any forward steps in renewing his contract if 90% of Egyptian fans and officials disagree with my approach.”

He continued, “I will not talk about renewing my contract. It’s going to be over for me, even if I’ve achieved all the goals I want, it’s different for me.”

When asked about disappointment looming over Egypt’s World Cup campaign, he answered, “There was no disappointment in the World Cup. The results were not at the levels of our ambitions, but I thank the players very much.”

The Argentine added, “Most of the players have not reached this level, for the first time in their lives they are in a major tournament and as a coach, this is my first international experience at the World Cup.” Lastly, he said, “You have a distinct group of players and you always have to support them.”

Egypt play Saudi Arabia on Monday in their final match at the World Cup, after losing 1-0 to Uruguay and 3-1 to Russia. Cuper’s contract expires at the end of the World Cup.



  1. Cairo DC

    June 24, 2018 at 12:50 AM

    Cooper needs to leave Egypt made the World Cup despite him not because of him….. we were in a very easy group with Ghana being in bad form it took a 94th minute penalty at home against Congo to advance ….. his scared ugly football tactics are for talentless new team trying not to lose
    I good manager coach adapts his style to the talent he has doesn’t try and force his talent into his system that prohibits talent ….. good bye and good riddens

  2. Henry Abu O.

    June 24, 2018 at 6:40 AM

    I appreciate he admitted his lack of experience in a world cup. I just think as a coach, if there are deficiencies you can’t just sit and do nothing. That’s setting yourself up for failure, hence the elimination from the world cup in less than 7 days.

  3. Masryy

    June 24, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    It’s funny how everyone decided to disrespect the man who for the first time in 28 years made us achieve something that we thought we would never see in our life time. Us Egyptians want good football yet when managers gave us that we never qualified. We use to play with Hassan Shehata the elaborate of styles and we still came up short. Cuper plays to our strengths, he has realised that our team lacks the flair of other teams but we are quite solid at the back. We have one world class player so we need to play for him and we tried to do that but unfortunately he wasn’t fit. Any new manager that comes in and listens to the people and plays expansive attacking football I can guarantee we will probably wait for another 28 years to see us perfom at a world cup again.

    • Ahmed

      June 24, 2018 at 2:56 PM

      Egypt can and should easily qualify for the World Cup in 2026 and after. The World Cup is expanding the number of teams that qualify and if Egypt can’t make it consistently after that, then we are truly a bad team.

    • Mark A

      June 24, 2018 at 5:52 PM

      Finally an Egyptian fan who speaks common sense. I salute you.

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