The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) are in ongoing negotiations with Argentinean coach Hector Cuper who was announced as the Egyptian national team coach Monday.
"In case the negotiations fail with Cuper, the association's board voted Alan Giresse as a second option, followed by Franklin Rijkaard," EFA board member Mahmoud EL-Shamy stated to an Egyptian TV program Tuesday.
The association officially announced on their website that Cuper has been 'appointed' as the new boss of the Pharaohs as well as also revealing the contracts details.
The board member announcements stirred controversy especially since the matter has taken a long time, following the dismissal of former coach Shawky Gharib in November.
Egypt last reached the World Cup in 1990. They will start the 2017 African Cup qualifiers in June and then the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in October.
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