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Serbian coach Rajevac joins race for Egypt job

Serbian coach, Milovan Rajevac, is to meet with EFA president Samir Zaher on Monday to negotiate his salary and plans for Egypt's national team if he gets the job

Eslam Omar, Monday 5 Sep 2011
Milovan Rajevac
Coach Milovan Rajevac of Serbia kisses his 2010 African Coach of the Year award at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) ceremony in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
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The candidate for Egypt’s national team coaching post, Serbian tactician Milovan Rajevac, has arrived in Cairo early Monday morning to meet with the Egyptian Football Association (EFA).

“EFA Chairman Samir Zaher had given Rajevac up until Monday to show up in Cairo,” reads a statement in EFA.

It’s expected that the Serbian coach will meet Zaher Monday to discuss his vision and plans for the Egyptian National team future in addition to his salary demands.

The 57-year-old, Rajevac, is a former defender who started his coaching career in 1989 with Serbian side Borac Cacak before he was put in charge of many clubs, including Qatari Al-Sadd and Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia. He also coached national teams, like Qatar and Ghana, whom, under his helm reached, the last eight of the 2010 World Cup finals.

EFA has already interviewed Colombian Fancisco Maturana and Bob Bradley of the United States.

The champions of the three successive African Cups of Nations (2006, 2008 and 2010) will not get a chance to defend their title in the 2012 Gabon and Equatorial Guinea edition, as they are currently at the bottom of Group G with two points, behind Niger (nine) South Africa (eight) and Sierra Leone (eight).

Olympic coach Hany Ramzy is a caretaker coach of the National team, currently preparing his squad for the 2012 games. They were beaten 2-1 by hosts Sierra Leone and will play Niger in the final stage.

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