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BREAKING: Hector Cuper to leave Egypt after contract expires

BREAKING: Hector Cuper to leave Egypt after contract expires

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The Egyptian FA has confirmed that they won’t be renewing Hector Cuper’s contract when it expires and have thanked him for his time in Egypt.

This decision comes following the abysmal World Cup campaign, which saw Egypt lose all three of their games to Uruguay, Russia, and Saudi Arabia and finish bottom of their group.

READ: We played well and I will not resign says Hector Cuper

Hector Cuper was named the Pharaohs’ manager in March 2015 and has gone to coach Egypt in 38 games, guiding them to the World Cup as well as the 2017 AFCON final.

His overall record with the Pharaohs is 20 wins, six draws, and 12 defeats, with the national team managing to score 53 goals while conceding 31.

Egypt have not won a game since the Congo World Cup qualifier in October 2017, drawing three and losing six since then.

The Argentinean’s contract was expected to be renewed before the World Cup, however, the negotiations were delayed and now the EFA have decided not to renew his contract.

The EFA made their decision following a meeting on Tuesday and will hold a press conference on Wednesday to reveal more details.

They are yet to reveal the name of the new manager, but they have announced earlier that they will appoint a foreign one.



  1. Ali G.

    June 26, 2018 at 10:02 PM

    Best news today. But still long way to go. And the corrupt EFA must leave too. We need a new start!

    • Mo

      June 26, 2018 at 11:31 PM

      I agree with you. The whole EFA has to be changed!

    • Yehya Asker

      June 27, 2018 at 3:29 AM

      Exactly, Abo Rida must go. He is the reason for all bad things happened to Egyptian football the last decade.
      – He was the champion of the big zero votes for Egypt World Cup bid if you remember.
      – He has been screwing Egypt for his own interest (bribes and commissions) while in FIFA (Awarding Tunisia with higher seed even that the entire world said it is fishy and should be Egypt instead during WC 2018 qualification).
      – He was the one who hired and kept Cuper, even that his tactics was clearly apparent to be stagnant and outdated.
      – He was the one who held the World camp in Grozny to make money off his UAE cronies and made our team travel the most in WC history.
      – He was the one who converted the hotel and team practice to circus.
      – His reputation as a corrupt crook is extremely tainted locally and internationally (Sepp Balter’s guy).

  2. Andrew R.

    June 26, 2018 at 11:33 PM

    As Egyptians, we must still be grateful to Cuper for raising the expectations for future Egypt teams. Although we were disappointed in his tactics and the overall performance of the team, he did help us qualify for our first World Cup in 28 years. As Ali mentioned though, the EFA members need to step down as well. When a team does not achieve its goals, it’s time to start over. Look at what Spain did after the 2014 WC, look at what the USA is doing after their embarrassment in failing to qualify. When you fail as a federation, people must be fired and new members with more progressive ideas need to be hired. Otherwise, nothing will change and Egypt will never be a serious contender on the world stage. The talent is there within the country, we just need a serious federation willing to spend money on developing that talent rather than pocketing it for themselves.

    • Henry AbuO

      June 27, 2018 at 2:07 AM

      100% agree ^^^^^ The true test will
      Be this coming African Cup.

    • Mahmoud

      June 27, 2018 at 2:51 PM

      Egypt will never go far

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