Hector Cuper to coach Egypt at World Cup finals

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Hector Cuper

Argentine Hector Cuper will be in charge of the Pharaohs at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, the Egypt FA Chairman Hany Abo Rida has confirmed.

The former Inter Milan and Valencia coach led Egypt to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years after the slim 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville and despite being unpopular; he has been assured of another chance on the job.

“He did his job and as far as his contract is concerned he will stay. I want to thank him and all his technical staff,” Abo Rida said as quoted by BBC Sport.

The head coach received offers to leave but he refused as he wants to stay as head coach for Egypt.

I can’t axe him after he took us to World Cup. After the draw, the head coach will start to prepare for the finals.

Egypt and Nigeria are the African countries to have so far qualified for the Russia event with a game to spare.