Football: Egypt FA in talks with Thierry Henry

Football: Egypt FA in talks with Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is being sounded out for the vacant Egypt national team coach job, according to football agent Nader El-Sayed. He is said to be on his way to London to speak to the former France World Cup winner on behalf of the Egypt FA.

Egypt national team are without a head coach at the moment following the departure of Hector Cuper in the wake of the Pharaohs’ debacle at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The football federation have released a short-list of four coaches being considered for the vacant position. They are Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto, Spaniard Quique Sanchez Flores, Javier Aguirre from Mexico and former Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic.

“Beside the financial aspect, Henry is waiting to have knowledge of the project which the Egyptian officials have for the Pharaohs,” El-Sayed said.

“He says he needs to know that before deciding.”

The 1998 World Cup champion with France was assistant coach to Roberto Martinez who led Belgium to clinch bronze at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Henry retired from active football in 2014 and became a consultant for Sky Sports until July 2018.

 

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