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The Arsenal legend is now wanted by the Egyptian FA as a replacement for Argentine Hector Cuper, who was sacked after the Pharaohs lost all three games at the World Cup finals

Thierry Henry has been lined up to become the national coach of Egypt.

The Arsenal legend had appeared set to become Aston Villa boss last week, only for the Championship club to keep faith with existing manager Steve Bruce.

The Egyptian FA now want France World Cup winner Henry to replace Argentine Hector Cuper, who was sacked after the Pharaohs lost all three games at the World Cup finals.

And agent Nader El-Sayed claimed Henry is considering their offer after the Frenchman’s advisor met EFA board member Hazem Emam.

Ex-goalkeeper El-Sayed revealed: “We had a meeting with Thierry Henry’s agent in London, and Hazem Emam was present.

“Henry is waiting [to hear about] the EFA’s project for the team before deciding on the offer.


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Henry helped guide Belgium to a bronze medal at the World Cup, but is now looking to move on from being an assistant coach

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“[That is] apart from the economic aspect.”

Henry, 40, is currently the Belgian national team’s assistant coach.

The Red Devils finished third at the World Cup.

But the Egypt job would offer the 123-cap former striker the chance to coach Liverpool idol Mo Salah.

If Henry were to accept the job it would give him the chance to work with the Premier League Golden Boot winner Mo Salah

Times Newspapers Ltd

If Henry were to accept the job it would give him the chance to work with the Premier League Golden Boot winner Mo Salah

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, Huddersfield’s Ramadan Sobhi, Aston Villa ace Ahmed Elmohamady, West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazy and Wigan’s Sam Morsy would also be part of his squad.


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