Former Al Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry, has been appointed as the new Egyptian national team head coach, the Egyptyian Football Federation has confirmed.
El Badry replaces Mexican Javier Aguirre who was sacked following Egypt’s failure to succeed at the recently held AFCON in Egypt back in June.
The Pharaohs were knocked out in the quarter final stages by South Africa something the prompted the EFA president to resign after sacking Aguirre as well.
“The Egypt Federation decided to appoint Hossam after a meeting that was held on Wednesday.” said the EFA in a statement.
Five nominees were in the running for the job and these included; Hassan Shehata, Hossam El Badry, Hossam Hassan, Ahmed Hossam Mido, and Ehab Galal.
However, initially Ehab Galal was the first choice, before the former Zamalek and El-Makkasa coach decided against taking up the job after the two failed to reach an agreement on contractual clauses.
El Badry returns to coaching after he was relieved of his duties following a loss to KCCA FC in CAF Champions league.
El Badry’s first game in Charge will be November as they embark on a journey of the 2021 AFCON.
Egypt are drawn in a group with the Harambe stars of Kenya, Togo and Comoros in Group G.