Egypt have announced former Real Madrid boss Carlos Queiroz as their new head coach three days after sacking their countryman Hossam El Badry.
Badry was sacked on Monday, less than 24 hours after Egypt drew 1-1 with Gabon in the FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Their uninspiring performance on the night attracted criticism and the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) decided to fire Badry after two years.
They have replaced him with former Real Madrid boss Carlos Queiroz.
The EFA, who did not give any details about Queiroz’s contract, said that the new coach will be arriving in Egypt “at the end of next week.”
Queiroz takes over a team that currently trails Libya in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Libya’s 1-0 win over Angola on Tuesday saw them move to six points in Group F, two ahead of Egypt, with only the group winners progressing to Africa’s World Cup play-offs.
His first games in charge will be home and away to Libya in October, as Egypt seek to get their campaign back on track.