Hector Cuper is out as Egypt coach

Hector Cuper won't have his contract as Egypt's national team coach extended.

The Argentine has been in charge of the Pharaohs since 2015, but the Egypt Football Association broke off talks of extending his contract after they lost all three games at the World Cup.

Even with the injury to star Mohamed Salah, which kept the Liverpool forward out of the opening game against Uruguay, the quick exit was a disappointment. Egypt had not played at the World Cup since 1990.

Cuper's contract was up after the World Cup but he had been negotiating a contract extension before the tournament started.

"We held a meeting after returning from Russia and the entire board decided to say thank you to Cuper and his technical staff," the Egypt Football Association said in a statement. "We appreciate the work from the coach, from reaching the Africa Cup of Nations after three years of absence and taking Egypt to the World Cup after 28 years of absence."

In 2017, Egypt reached the Africa Cup of Nations final.
1 comment about "Hector Cuper is out as Egypt coach".
  1. John DiFiore, June 27, 2018 at 7:48 p.m.

    The should've kept the Crypt Keeper...

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