Thierry Henry Likely to Become Head Coach of Egypt
France legend Thierry Henry, who had a fantastic run with Belgium as an assistant coach has been offered the managerial role of the Egypt national team.
Thierry Henry’s Belgium lost against his country France in the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Henry was only one step away from lifting the World Cup once again and for the first time as an assistant coach. But his country France knocked out the Belgium red devils in the semi-final in Russia.
According to the player’s agent, Nader El-Sayed, Henry got offered the coaching position of Egypt national team. And the Frenchman is likely to accept the offer and start his managerial career. El-Sayed told local media,
“We had a meeting with Thierry Henry’s agent in London, and [Egyptian FA board member] Hazem Emam was present, Henry is waiting [to hear about] the EFA’s project for the team before deciding on the offer. That is apart from the economic aspect.”
Hector Cuper was the manager of Egypt during the World Cup. The manager’s job was at stake soon after Egypt lost all the matches in the group stage. He was also heavily criticised for not bringing Mohamed Salah in the second half of their first game against Uruguay.
Cuper’s men lost the match 1-0 after Uruguay scored a goal in the dying minutes.
There had been rumours that former Mexico and Japan boss, Javier Aguirre is likely to replace Cuper. But El-Sayed has denied and said there had been no contact between them.
“The Mexican coach was one of the candidates. However, the EFA haven’t contacted me over him. If EFA decides to contact with another agent for Aguirre, I’ll have to respond.”
Egypt lost 1-0 against Uruguay, 3-1 against hosts Russia and 2-1 against Saudi Arabia in their last match of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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