By DAN KARELL
Bob Bradley’s time as head coach of the Egyptian national team is officially over.
The Egyptian FA announced on Wednesday that they’ve appointed former national team assistant Shawki Gharib to the head coaching position, ending Bradley’s two-year run. Bradley’s contract was allowed to expire after Egypt failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with a 7-3 aggregate defeat to Ghana in the third round of CAF qualifying.
“Gharib has officially become the new Egypt coach. His contract will run until the end of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers,” Egyptian Football Association (EFA) spokesman Azmy Megahed told Ahram Online.
Gharib owns a strong pedigree as an assistant coach, helping guide the Pharoahs to three successive African Cup of Nations titles. However, as a head coach, he has struggled overall to find success. Outside of a third-place finish with the Egypt Under-20 squad in 2001, Gharib has had unsuccessful spells as Egypt U-23 head coach and manager of domestic club sides Smouha and Ismaily.
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