American coach Bradley opens door for leaving Egypt

Ahram Online, Monday 18 Jun 2012

Pharaohs' US manager says he is prepared to give up his position if it benefits Egypt's national team

Egypt coach Bradley (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)

American manager Bob Bradley has announced his readiness to leave the Egyptian National team "if it benefits the team."

The 54-year-old coach made the statement following harsh criticism by fans after the Pharaohs were defeated 3-2 by the Central African Republic last Friday in 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

"I have no problem leaving Egypt if the Football Association decides that, but I came here to fulfil the Egyptians’ dream of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” he told Egyptian state news agency MENA.

Egypt, winners of seven CAN trophies, must win the second leg in Bangui on 30 June by two goals to progress. Bradley, however, insists that they "are on the right track and are able to win."

"I am the only person responsible for the defeat," Bradley concluded.

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