Sign up for the World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for TV schedules, news and more »

MON, 12PM ET
JUV5
NAP6
MON, 3PM ET
STO0
CHE2
FRI, 7:45AM ET
CHE
WHU
FRI, 10AM ET
MUFC
NUFC
FRI, 10AM ET
BUR
LIV
FRI, 10AM ET
WBA
MCFC

After Egypt Decides Not to Renew Bob Bradley’s Contract, Bradley’s Next Job May Be In Norway

bob bradley After Egypt Decides Not to Renew Bob Bradleys Contract, Bradleys Next Job May Be In Norway

Not surprisingly, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has decided not to renew Bob Bradley’s contract as coach of the national team after the nation exited in the World Cup playoffs stage due to their aggregate defeat to Ghana.

EFA Chairman Gamal Allam said:

“Bob Bradley’s contract ended this night, and we will not renew for him. We will start search for a new coach.

“I think Bradley will not accept to stay here following all the criticism from the media after the first match in Kumasi. We did not talk with him about staying and we will not do so.

“We won against Ghana but we did not qualify. We signed Bradley to take the team to World Cup but he failed so we will search for new coach, and we wish him good luck”.

“We will sign an Egyptian coach, but now I will not reveal who we have in mind but we will definitely not sign another foreigner coach.”

After being in charge of Egypt for two years, his next move may be to Norway.

According to TV2, the largest commercial television station in Norway, Norwegian team Stabaek is very interested in signing Bradley:

“The hunt is on for replacement manager at Stabaek, and TV 2 Sport has learned that American Bob Bradley is extremely relevant for that job.¬†The club are in talks with him to take over as coach.”

Stabaek are currently in the Premier League in Norway, and they just sacked their coach Petter Belsvik.

Bradley hasn’t made a comment thus far regarding the speculation of a job in Norway, but he did apologize to Egypt on national TV:

“We wanted to bring happiness to the Egyptian people but we couldn’t. I apologize again.

“We needed more luck at several occasions. We won seven out of our eight games during these qualifiers but that wasn’t enough.”

Best of luck to Bob Bradley in his next endeavor. I’m sure no matter where he goes, he will succeed.


This entry was posted in Bob Bradley, Egypt. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →