Facts about the candidates shortlisted for Egypt coach job

Ahram Online , Sunday 15 Feb 2015

The Egyptian Football Association has unveiled a five-man shortlist for Egypt's coach job following the sacking of Shawky Gharib

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef of Tunisia (R) heads the ball near Egypt's Hossam Ghali (L) and Ahmed Fathy (4) during their African Nations Cup qualifying soccer match in Cairo September 10, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Here are some facts about the five men:

Herve Renard

Nationality: French

Born: 30 September, 1968

Playing career: AS Cannes, Stade de Vallauris, SC Draguignan (France)    

Current job: Coach of Ivory Coast

Teams managed: SC Draguignan, AS Cherbourg, FC Sochaux (France), Cambridge United (England), USM Alger (Algeria), Zambia, Angola, Ivory Coast

Achievements: Won the African Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015

Uli Stielike

Nationality: German

Born: 15 November, 1954

Playing career: Borussia Monchengladbach (German), Real Madrid (Spain), Neuchatel Xamax (Switzerland)      

Current job: Coach of South Korea

Teams managed: Switzerland, Neuchatel Xamax, FC Sion (Switzerland), Waldhof Mannheim (Germany), Almeria (Spain), Ivory Coast, Al-Arabi, Al-Sailiya (Qatar), South Korea

Achievements: Led South Korea to a runners-up spot at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Frank Rijkaard

Nationality: Dutch

Born: 30 September, 1962

Playing career: Ajax (Holland), Sporting (Portugal), Real Zaragoza (Spain), AC Milan (Italy)

Current job: Unemployed

Teams managed: Holland, Sparta Rotterdam (Holland), Barcelona (Spain), Galatasaray (Turkey), Saudi Arabia

Achievements: Led Barcelona to two Spanish La Liga titles in 2005 and 2006, one Champions League crown in 2006 and two Spanish Super Cup triumphs in 2005 and 2006

Alain Giresse

Nationality: French

Born: 2 August, 1952

Playing career: Bordeaux, Marseille (France)

Current job: Coach of Senegal

Teams managed: Toulouse, Paris Saint-Germain (France), FAR Rabat (Morocco), Georgia, Gabon, Mali, Senegal

Achievements: Led Bordeaux to two French league titles in 1984 and 1985 and two French Cup crowns in 1986 and 1987

Georges Leekens

Nationality: Belgian

Born: 18 May, 1949

Playing career: Dessel Sport, Crossing Elewijt, Club Brugge, Sint-Niklase Sportkring (Belgium)

Current job: Coach of Tunisia

Teams managed: Cercle Brugge, Anderlecht, Kortrijk, Mechelen, Charleroi, Mouscron, Lokeren, Gent (Belgium), Trabzonspor (Turkey), Roda (Holland), Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia), Belgium, Algeria, Tunisia

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