Several press reports in recent hours have suggested that Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa is the closest he’s come to leading the Egyptian team in the coming period.
The Egyptian Football Association is currently working on a contract with a new foreign coach to lead the Pharaohs, following a contract with Ihab Galal who played only 3 matches (a 1-0 win against Guinea, a 0-2 defeat against Ethiopia, and friendly South Korea) has been discontinued. 1-4).
Souza started his coaching career as an assistant coach on the Portugal coaching staff in 2008, but did not play a single match against the European Selecao and was coach of the English team Queens Park Rangers for only 3 months.
The 51-year-old continued to work in the English Premier League, managing Swansea City throughout the season and then Leicester City from July to October 2010.
After that, Souza moved to coach the Hungarian team Videoton Vihrevar and continued to work with him from June 2011 to January 2013, when he moved to train with Maccabi Tel Aviv, one of the biggest Israeli clubs, and achieved with him the local league title , during the period he worked on until June 2014. And the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah played against him and scored a goal against his team when he played with the Swiss Basel in the Champions League.
Paulo Souza, candidate for the Egyptian national team, brought him together in one of his previous trainings, the confrontation with Mohamed Salah, when Salah was a Basel player.. we all remember this well 🇪🇬⚽️ pic.twitter.com/W8ll0ynO2W
— Yallakora (@Yallakoranow) June 26, 2022
Paulo Sousa also coached Swiss Basel for a year between 2014 and 2015 and crowned him with the Swiss league title before he coached Italian Fiorentina thereafter for two years from 2015 to 2017, i.e. after a period in played by Mohamed Salah. for Viola, where Polo asked Salah not to go to Rome, but to play under him, but Salah then moved to Rome, and then had a short experience with the Chinese team Tianjin Tianhai.
In Sousa’s last 3 experiences, he started his mission with Bordeaux, France from March 2019 to August 2020 and then coached the Polish national team in the last European Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers before completing this trip so far with the training of the Brazilian Flamengo, and he played only 32 matches with him.
Paulo Souza had previously led Arsenal star Mohammed Elneni in 42 previous matches and Ahmed Hammoudi, current Al-Masry Al Portsaidi player, in 20 matches while he was with Basel Switzerland.