Monday Oct 09, 2017. 15:30
Although media reports suggested that Egypt coach Hector Cuper was set to vacate his position as the Pharaohs mentor, he says he will stay put.
The Argentine manager led the North Africans to their first World Cup qualification after 28 years when they beat Congo 2-1 on Sunday.
Cuper confirmed that he’ll remain in his position at the 2018 FIFA World Cup unless the Egyptian Football Association appoints Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola.
Despite coming under fire for his defensive playing style, he also believes the coach’s perspective is different from that of the fans.
“I’m very happy in Egypt. I’m happy with the celebrations I saw after qualifying for the World Cup,” Cuper said after the game.
“We achieved our target at the end, which is qualifying for the World Cup. I know there is criticism over the playing style, but this is what I chose for the team and it has helped us achieve our dream.
“If someone sees the need to hire a new coach with an offensive style, then no problem, I’ll leave.
“I’ll guide Egypt in the World Cup, unless the Egyptian Football Association decide to appoint Guardiola.”