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.
“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.
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