Hassan Shehata criticizes EFA over NT manager picks

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Egyptian national team coaching legend Hassan Shehata criticized the EFA over their national team manager picks while also claiming that Salah hasn’t done enough for Egypt.

Hassan Shehata is considered by many to be one of the best Egypt national team head coaches in history, having led the Pharaohs to three consecutive Africa Cup of Nations titles between 2006 and 2010, a record still held to this day.

Speaking to Sada El-Balad TV channel, Shehata heavily criticized the EFA’s recent decisions while addressing multiple different topics.

“If I speak freely about football in Egypt, many people would be upset, the EFA made many strange decisions,” Shehata said.

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“We must make a long-term plan, we have experienced coaches and pundits who can do that.”

When asked whether he was asked to participate in the Egyptian football long-term plan, Shehata replied: “I have been out of the picture for a while and I don’t know why.

“When you think about it, I won three consecutive AFCON titles then got sacked, and after that, I was always treated like my days were over.

“Foreign coaches are given all they want, they are paid well and they get all they ask for.

“Ehab Galal took charge at the wrong time, he didn’t have enough time to prepare his players. I hope he doesn’t lose confidence, no other manager would have succeeded in these circumstances.

“Queiroz was different from Cuper, but he came through a player’s agent, which is not something the EFA should do.

“The player is Mohamed Salah, and I wasn’t convinced about choosing Queiroz from the beginning.

“Salah is a great player, he’s done so much abroad and he’s one of the world’s biggest stars. But he didn’t do anything for the Egyptian national team, he should have done more.”


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