Who is Roy Vitoria, Egypt’s new coach?

The Egyptian Football Association officially announced on Tuesday that it has signed a four-year contract with Portuguese manager Roy Vitoria to coach his first team, replacing Ehab Galal Al Makal as his replacement.

“The Egyptian Football Association has reached a final agreement with the Portuguese Roy Vitoria who will take charge of the Egyptian first team for the next 4 years,” the Egyptian federation said in a statement posted on its Facebook page, while Egyptian press reports indicated that he will receive an annual salary of 2.4 million euros.

Who is Roy Vitoria?

Rui Vitoria was born in Portugal and is 52 years old. He started his career as a grassroots player in Portugal. After retiring, he began his coaching career at Villafrancoense before moving on to coach the youth team at Benfica and Benfica in 2004. continued with him for two years, then four seasons at Fatima and from there to Passos de Ferreira, in 2011, before moving to Vitoria Guimarães between 2011 and 2015.

Rui Vitoria’s spell with Guimarães saw the Portuguese manager’s first success as he won his first title in his coaching career before moving on to coach Benfica, with whom he played a big role from 2015 to 2019.

In January 2019, Roy Vitoria took over the technical leadership of the Saudi side Al-Nasr and led them to the championship and the Super Cup in 2019, as well as to the semi-finals of the 2020 AFC Champions League when they lost to Persepolis. Iran on penalties.

After a string of negative results, Roy Vitoria left Al-Nasr at the end of 2020 before taking charge of Russia’s Spartak at the start of last season, but left after six months.

What are the most outstanding achievements of Roy Vitoria in his career?

His most outstanding achievements were with the Guimarães team, with whom he won the Portuguese League Cup in 2012-13, but the real success of the veteran coach was with Benfica, with whom he won the Portuguese League championship twice in a row in the 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons , as well as the Portuguese Cup, League Cup and Portuguese Super Cup.

After moving to Al Nasr, Roy Vitoria excelled at the Saudi League World Cup in 2018–19 for the first time after four seasons away, in addition to the Saudi Super in 2019.

Source: agencies

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