Egyptian state news has claimed that former United States national team coach Bob Bradley has been hired as head coach for Egypt. This news comes within a week of reports that Bradley might have ended up coaching Mexican club side Santos Laguna.
Two weeks ago, Egypt failed to qualify for the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 30 years. EFA spokesman Azmy Megahed has suggested Bradley will be arriving in Egypt to finalize paperwork sometime this coming weekend.
Bradley replaces longtime coach Hassan Shehata who recently stepped down after a disappointing qualifying campaign.
Personally, I'm pleased to see Bob Bradley find employment at the international level. Despite having his critics, Bradley lead the United States forward and had some admirable accomplishments with the team. His record as a coach is extremely impressive. It is also worth mentioning that an American coach is now in charge of an Arab team. That is something to be proud of. Count me as pleased to see Bradley land on his feet.