The Egyptian Football Association has stated that they are looking for a coach with a track record of winning titles to replace Argentine coach Hector Cuper.
The 62-year-old former Valencia and Inter Milan boss was sacked after leading Egypt in Russia.
A woeful outing cemented the Egyptians’ grim World Cup record of having never won a match in all three tournaments they have taken part in. Those were in 1934, 1990 and the recently completed campaign in Russia 2018.
Expected to extend his contract soon after the World Cup, Cuper’s three-year Pharaohs tenure took a twist after losing to Uruguay, hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A.
According to the Efa, there has already been overwhelming interest for the Egypt job.
Egyptian Football Association president Hany Abo Rida said experience in coaching African teams is not enough in settling for the new coach as they are prioritising a decorated mentor. “We are looking into many CVs and we will draw up a final shortlist of three coaches,” Al-Ahram quoted Abo Rida as saying.