Bob Bradley To Coach Egyptian National Team
Former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley will sign a contract to coach Egypt in the coming days, according to multiple reports. Egyptian Football Association spokesperson Azmi Mugahed confirmed Bradley’s appointment.
“All is good. Bradley will be here on Sunday to sign the contract.”
Bradley was fired by U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati in late July after five years at the helm. When Bradley does sign with the EFA, he would become only the third U.S.-born coach to manage a foreign national team. Virginia native Bill Moravek had a short stint in charge of the U.S. Virgin Islands a decade ago, and former U.S. and Los Angeles Galaxy coach Steve Sampson directed the Costa Rican national team in 2002-04.
Bradley reportedly beat out Colombian Francisco Maturana and veteran Montenegrin coach Zoran Filipovic. Egyptian officials say they have been following Bradley since the U.S. defeated Egypt 3-0 at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.