Carlos Queiroz to make Egypt U-turn


In a surprising turn of events, Carlos Queiroz could be set to reprise his role as Egypt manager.

Following Egypt's penalty shootout defeat to Senegal in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying clash last week, the former Manchester United assistant coach announced that he was parting ways with the Pharaohs.  

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Soon after his apparent resignation, the Egypt Football Association (EFA) also lodged a complaint with FIFA and filed an appeal for the game against the Lions of Teranga to be replayed at a neutral venue.

The EFA than announced on Sunday that the head coach had been placed on temporary leave while they await a response to the appeal.  

EFA member Ehab El-Komy has now revealed that a meeting will take place in the near future to decide the Portuguese manager's fate with the team.

"EFA members have different opinions but the majority believe that Queiroz should stay as he can improve the quality of football in Egypt," he said, per KingFut.

"Some say that Queiroz didn't achieve anything with Egypt national team but I disagree, reaching the final of the Africa Cup of Nations was not easy. 

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"Next week we will have a meeting in order to see what exactly will we do.

"If Queiroz keeps his position, he will have the freedom to choose the members of his technical staff. 

"Queiroz initially agreed on staying, he feels comfortable here, and we want to see what plans does he have for Egyptian football." 

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