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American coach Bradley arrives in Cairo for Egypt job
Talks with Egyptian Football Association expected to finalise contract details
Eslam Omar, Wednesday 21 Sep 2011
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Former United States coach Bob Bradley talks to reporters upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport in Cairo (Photo: AP)

Former United States football coach, Bob Bradley, arrived in Cairo on Wednesday morning and is set to meet Egyptian Football Association (EFA) officials to finalise contract details for his new job as manager of the Egyptian national team.

The meeting was supposed to be held on Tuesday but Bradley’s arrival was delayed due to flight ticketing problems.

“We selected Bradley to coach the Egyptian national team after many meetings with other foreigners recently,” the association chairman, Samir Zaher, said earlier this week.

The EFA interviewed many foreign coaches including Colombian Fancisco Maturana, Serbian Zoran Filipović, Frenchman Hervé Renard and Portuguese Nelo Vingada.

The 53-year old manager will succeed legendary coach Hassan Shehata who led Egypt to three successive African Cup of Nations (ACN) trophies but failed to ensure qualification for the 2012 tournament.

The Olympic youth team, under the helm of Hany Ramzy, is representing the Pharaohs in the two meaningless 2012 ACN qualifiers that remain. They were defeated 2-1 by Sierra Leone and will host Niger in the last round.

It’s expected that the former Chicago Fire and MetroStars manager will be assisted by youth team coach, Dia’a El-Sayed, who will take the post of general trainer, Amr Abou El-Ezz, who will become the administrative manager, and former Zamalek doctor, Mostafa El-Mounaiery, who will take the medical manager position.





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Philippe Fontanelli
22-09-2011 08:52pm
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Pay Check Collector? It means he is only there to get paid w/o any contribution or effort on his part.His background; an American college coach probabaly with baseball background, in short of genuine soccer coaches they have recruited just about anyone back than in those days. I know as I had several of those type of coaches when I first emigrated to the US. No flair or savoir faire of the beautiful game of soccer. He will not make the difference stifeling talented and artistic players and keep the team at mediocre level at best. One thing might help him that he doesn't have any family relaionship with his players to hold him back. Additionally he lacks the personality and the motivation for a successful team. Anyway I wish good luck to Egypt with him, hopefulIy I was wrong depicting him as a failure as a coach.
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Rick Figueiredo
22-09-2011 08:01pm
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Dear Bob: the best of luck and congratulations on the position. But absolutely get some of your own men in the coaching staff. Been there. Done that and working with only the locals can be a nightmare. Get at least 1 maybe 2 americans on your staff.
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m.assal
22-09-2011 04:20pm
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"pay check collector".
What do you mean by "pay check collector"? can you give me a brief about his coaching history?
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Philippe Fontanelli
22-09-2011 03:25pm
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Bradley
No shame or dignity? Because he should no his bounderies. He is not a qualified to coach any nation's "pride" their National Team. In a business world we call him a just a "pay check collector". That's his aim, without any special influence on a team or the game. Additionally his lacking the ferver and the motivational skills.
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mohamed nada
22-09-2011 01:18pm
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To Philippe Fontanelli
You said : "The man has no dignity or shame " WHYYYYY???
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Philippe Fontanelli
22-09-2011 12:52am
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I am suprised at Egypt for hiring Bradley, he does not understand the game at all. One good thing for Egypt he won't be able to play his son. There will not be any nepotism there. LOL! It will be only mtter of time when he gets booted for poor results. The man has no dignity or shame he should not be a soccer coach---maybe baseball or tennis.
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Eslam Omar
21-09-2011 06:36pm
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culture difference
Fingers crossed, Khader
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Khader
21-09-2011 05:41pm
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He is a good coach
I live in America and I witnessed Bob Bradley's career here in the USA. He is a good coach and a very nice person who will bring many positives to Egyptian soccer. I just hope he adopts to the culture difference quickly which shouldn't be a big deal.
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