Egypt have finally announced their new head coach to succeed Javier Aguirre, who lost his job after the AFCON 2019 defeat at the hands of South Africa.
After a long protracted saga due to the resignation of the Egyptian Football Association president Hai Abu Reidah after the defeat the Cairo International Stadium - a decision has finally been reached by the newly formed EFA.
Former Al Ahly boss Hossam El-Badry has been selected ahead of the five final candidates that were shortlisted to lead the record seven-time African champions.
El-Badry led the Red Devils to a CAF Champions League title, two league titles, the Egyptian Cup and Super Cup - as well as a league title in Sudan with El-Merrikh.
According to reports in Egyptian media, former coach Hassan Shehata, Hossam El Badry, Al Ahly legend Hossam Hassan, former Premir League star Mido and Ehab Galal - were all interviewed.
While Galal was selected by the board, his reported technical staff and financial demands scuppered the appoinment for the former Zamalek SC boss.