Former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley arrived in Cairo on Wednesday and is set to meet Egyptian soccer federation (EFA) officials to finalize contract details for his new job as coach of the Egyptian national team.
The meeting was supposed to be held on Tuesday but Bradley’s arrival was delayed due to flight ticketing problems.
“We selected Bradley to coach the Egyptian national team after many meetings with other foreigners recently,” said EFA chairman Samir Zaher.
Coaches interviewed by the EFA included Colombian Francisco Maturana, Serbian Zoran Filipovic, Frenchman Herve Renard and Portuguese Nelo Vingada.
If a deal is finalized, Bradley will succeed legendary coach Hassan Shehata, who led Egypt to three successive African Cup of Nations (ACN) trophies but failed to ensure qualification for the 2012 tournament.