American coach, Bob Bradley, the favoured candidate to succeed Hassan Shehata in managing Egypt’s national team, was shortlisted for the Santos job, having negotiated with the owners last week.
Bradley, 53, left his post with the US last July after leading the side to 43 wins, 25 losses and 12 draws in just over four years.
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Bradley’s achievements as the American coach includes leading the team to the 2009 Confederations Cup final – after defeating their Egyptian counterparts 3-0 in the group stage – and also to the last-16 at last year’s World Cup in South Africa.
The Pharaohs have been coach-less since early June when the country’s most successful manager, Hassan Shehata, stepped down after being unable to defend his three-successive African Cup of Nations titles after the team failed to qualify for the 2012 competition to be held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Egypt’s Olympic team, under the helm of Hany Ramzy, have replaced the Pharaohs in the two remaining qualifiers as preparation for the 2012 Olympics. They were defeated 2-1 by Sierra Leone and will host Niger in the last round.