Japan's head coach Javier Aguirre smiles during a news conference in Tokyo December 15, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Japan's head coach Javier Aguirre smiles during a news conference in Tokyo December 15, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Egypt in negotiations to sign Aguirre as national team manager

Wed, Jul. 25, 2018
CAIRO – 25 July 2018: The Egyptian Football Association is still searching for a new national team manager after they decided not to renew Hector Cuper’s contract.

Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, is one of the main contenders for the job and he will arrive in Egypt next week.

“Aguirre is ready to come to Egypt to negotiate with the federation. However, we are still in negotiations with three other candidates, Vahid Halilhodžić, Jorge Luis Pinto and Quique Sánchez Flores,” federation member, Magdi Abdel-Ghani, told Filgoal.com.

Aguirre, 59, is one of the most experienced managers on club and international levels; he led his nation, Mexico, to win CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2009.

"The four candidates are coming from different football cultures but each of them has his unique experience,” Abdel-Ghani added.

The Egyptian Football Association decided to put an end to national team manager, Cuper’s era after the poor performance of the team at the World Cup.

Egypt had a disastrous run at the competition, losing their three games at the group stage.
Egypt started their participation against Uruguay when they lost 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Uruguayan defender, José Giménez.
Egypt also lost the second game 3-1 to the host nation, Russia, with Mohamed Salah scoring Egypt’s only goal at the game.
Egypt lost 2-1 at the Arab derby against Saudi Arabia despite leading the score by a goal from Mohamed Salah.

 
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