Egypt Fires Coach Rui Vitoria Following AFCON Disappointment

In this article, writer and scout Ed Dove discusses the recent decision by Egypt’s football association to relieve coach Rui Vitoria of his duties following a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign. The article provides background on Vitoria’s coaching career and the reasons for his departure, including Egypt’s underwhelming performance in the tournament and the departure of star player Mohamed Salah due to injury. The article also mentions that former player Mohamed Youssef will take over as interim coach as Egypt begins the search for a replacement. This information provides valuable insight into the current state of Egyptian football and coaching decisions in African football in general.
Egyptian football association released a statement confirming the dismissal of coach Rui Vitoria following the team’s disappointing performance in the Africa Cup of Nations. The 53-year-old oversaw the team’s round-of-16 exit and the board of directors has expressed their gratitude to Vitoria and his staff. Mohamed Youssef, a former player and coach of Al Ahly, will take on an interim role until a replacement is found. The statement also mentioned the potential selection of a foreign technical director and the formation of the rest of the coaching staff. The team’s performance in this tournament fell short of expectations, with the absence of star player Mohamed Salah due to injury impacting their overall performance. Vitoria, who had a near-21 month tenure as coach, was under contract with the Egyptian Federation until 2026. Several other African teams have also made coaching changes in the aftermath of the tournament, with hosts Ivory Coast appointing Emerse Fae on an interim basis.

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