Carlos Queiroz has been named as the new coach of the Egypt national team.
The former Real Madrid and Portugal manager was announced as the Pharaohs’ new handler on Wednesday afternoon by the Egyptian Football Association.
The football ruling body had shown coach Hossam El Badry the exit door following the country’s 1-1 draw with Gabon in Sunday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier staged inside Stade de Franceville.
The Portuguese tactician has also managed 1996 African champions, South Africa, from 2000 to 2002.
He guided Bafana Bafana to the 2002 World Cup finals before leaving the African nation.
The 68-year-old was Alex Ferguson’s assistant at Manchester United before taking up the Real Madrid job as Vicente del Bosque’s replacement.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, he got off to an impressive start – leading Los Blancos to defeat Real Mallorca in the Supercopa de Espana. He was fired in May 2004.
Queiroz will make his debut when the seven-time African kings welcome hosts Libya in their next qualification outing in October.