Egypt FA mull over Hossam Hassan, Ihab Gala as Queiroz’s successor

Egypt FA mull over Hossam Hassan, Ihab Gala as Queiroz's successor

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) will meet today to discuss whether to appoint former striker, Hossam Hassan or Pyramids coach Ihab Gala as Carlos Queiroz’s replacement.

Queiroz left his role as Egypt coach after EFA terminated his contract by mutual consent.

The decision comes after the Pharaohs failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

Egypt missed out on a spot at the tournament in Qatar after being beaten 3-1 on penalties by Senegal last month.

They also lost the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final to the same opposition on penalties.

Former Real Madrid, Portugal and Iran boss Queiroz had taken charge of the Pharaohs last September, replacing Hossam El Badry.

But the EFA board is now expected to meet on Tuesday (today) to discuss whether to replace the Portuguese, 69, with an Egyptian manager – with former striker Hossam Hassan and Pyramids coach Ihab Gala in the frame.

Meanwhile, Libya have hired former Mauritania coach Corentin Martins after parting company with Javier Clemente by mutual consent.

Clemente, 72, was in his second spell with the north Africans, while Martins spent seven years in charge of Mauritania but was sacked last October.