reunion between Pharaohs It is clear that Carlos Queiroz will not happen. Rather, it is a matter of bitter separation. ” Are you proving that you work with two-faced people who put knives in your back? Queiroz told the Egyptian press.
The Portuguese technician was the most likely candidate to return to the helm of choosing Egypt after the small arc of Ihab Galal, who found himself on an expulsion chair as soon as he was appointed. The loss to Ethiopia (2-0) and South Korea (4-1) only produced the inevitable. ” I would like to apologize to Ihab Galal, he is a very respectable man who worked under very difficult circumstances. I have great respect and admiration for Carlos Queiroz. He did a great job in such a short time. I think now everyone sees and appreciates the work he did with our national team. We now have a list of candidates that includes Queiroz among others and will announce the name of the new director as soon as negotiations are concluded. Hazem Emam, board member of the Egyptian Football Association (EFF) said in a press conference on June 16.
But since this announcement, the series has taken several roles. At first, negotiations seemed to be on the right track between Imam, who is in charge of this file, and Kouyrouz, who has been free since he left Pharaohs last March. FIFA paid some arrears to the coach and some members of his team on June 23. Queiroz (69) would have demanded payment first of those arrears before discussing a future arrangement, according to sources within the union. Likewise, request a 10-day period for reflection. Uncertainty prevailed after this delay, and FEF, for its part, kept all of its options open. ” There are a lot of rumors circulating, but I want to make it clear that Queiroz did not make any particular financial or administrative demands, there were a few controversies that needed to be settled and this is what we did. We are in discussion with other coaches Imam said on June 23.
I’ll be back, I won’t come back
But the Queiroz-FEF case saw another development 24 hours later. Angry at the federation deducting $25,000 from him, as a penalty imposed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for his absence from a press conference before an African Cup match, Queiroz sharply criticized the Egyptian football leaders. ” After the African Cup of Nations, the president of the Federation showed disrespect towards us. He told us we would be deprived of our rewards. what a shame Queiroz said in a long message broadcast by Egyptian media. ” The union officials disappeared for three months, and after their coach was sacked, they called me to ask if I was interested in returning. I answered yes because I was open to this idea from the start. I spoke with Hazem Imam about my arrears and you see the result. So far, I have not received a concrete offer. Do I want to return to training Egypt? Maybe in the future because I love the Egyptian people but if I have to go back it has to be with people who manage their relations professionally. ‘, he finished.
Is this series closed? maybe yes maybe no. Talks have not officially broken down, but it will likely take changes in working conditions to persuade Queiroz to return.
The FEF already has Plan B and even Plan C on the table and although there are no commitments to Pharaohs Before next September, officials want to complete this file as soon as possible. It won’t take long.