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11 August, 2011

Bradley a Finalist to Take Over Egypt NT

From the files of what are they smoking... Bob Bradley is in Egypt to talk terms with possibly taking over the reins of the Pharoahs (Egypt's NT). While he isn't the only candidate (Colombian Francisco Maturana, the 1990/94 Colombian NT coach and Zoran Filipovic, the former Montenegro coach are the two others).

Who ever takes over replaces fired
Hassan Shehata, the longest tenured Egyptian NT coach, who managed from 2004 through this year. Shehata had led Egypt to 3 successive African Cup titles and recently returned to former club Zamalek as their new head coach.

While this is not a enviable position, as many foreign coaches do not last long managing Middle Eastern teams unless they win, and win often, it does soften our stance towards soul sucking, tactically weak Bob Bradley because if he manages to take over for Egypt, then he will be the first USMNT coach to lead a foreign NT since Steve Sampson's ill-fated run at the helm of Costa Rica. It also opens the door for more US coaches to go abroad and get experience that they will hopefully use to help improve the USMNT.

Photo: Eurosport/TSI

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