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Report: Former U.S. coach Bob Bradley in the running for Egypt job

8 Aug, 2011

Former U.S. Men's National Team head coach Bob Bradley is one of the top candidates to take the reins of Egypt's national team, MLSsoccer.com reported on Monday morning.

Barely a week after being abruptly fired by U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati and replaced by Jurgen Klinsmann, Bradley was named as a leading contender for Egypt's vacant post by Cairo-based newspaper Al-Ahram on Sunday.

MLSsoccer.com's European correspondent Greg Seltzer contacted the Egyptian Football Federation on Monday and received confirmation of the report.

"The president of the federation will meet with the coach this week," Egypt's national team press officer Azmi Megahed told Seltzer, citing the favorable impression made by the United States' 3-0 victory over the Pharaoahs in the 2009 Confederations Cup. "He is maybe the top contender."

Egypt is one of the most successful squads in Africa, winning the African Nations Cup seven times, but have yet to translate that onto the World Cup level, having only qualified for the tournament in 1934 and 1990. The Pharaoahs are presently in the midst of qualifying for the 2012 African Nations Cup.

[ +Read Seltzer's full report here ]


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