Carlos Queiroz Quits As Pharaohs Coach Over Failure To Qualify Egypt For World Cup
Carlos Queiroz has left his role as Egypt coach after the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) terminated his contract by mutual consent.
The decision comes after the Pharaohs failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Last month, Egypt missed out on a spot at the tournament in Qatar after being beaten 3-1 on penalties by Senegal following a 1-1 draw on aggregate over two legs of their play-off.
That shoot-out defeat came less than eight weeks after Egypt lost the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final to the same opposition on spot kicks.
Portuguese Queiroz, 69, had also led Egypt to the semi-finals of the Arab Cup in Qatar last year.
The former Real Madrid, Portugal, and Iran boss had taken charge of the Pharaohs last September, replacing Hossam El Badry.
The EFA board is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to appoint an Egyptian – with former striker Hossam Hassan and Pyramids coach Ihab Gala in the frame – or a foreign manager to succeed Queiroz.