Carlos Queiroz has officially parted ways as head coach of the Egypt national team, the Egypt Football Association (EFA) confirmed on Sunday.
The 69-year-old was appointed as The Phahroes’ boss in September last year and during his stint, he led them to the semi-finals of the FIFA Arab Cup, Africa Cup of Nations while losing in the Play-Offs for the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Egypt.
But after handing in his technical report on his tenure and the failure to qualify for Qatar 2022 to the EFA, they have decided to terminate his contract with immediate effect,
“Carlos Queiroz expressed his happiness with the period he spent in Egypt, expressing the extent of his love for Egypt and the Egyptians, stressing his support for Egyptian football,” the statement read.
“After today’s session, the Federation’s Board of Directors decided to thank Carlos Queiroz, coach of the Egyptian national team, after the two parties agreed to terminate the contract by mutual consent.”
National icon Hossam Hassan has been earmarked as one of the favourites to succeed Queiroz, while the technical committee convene to discuss potential foreign options ahead of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers in June.