LE BALLON – Carlos Queiroz ‘breaks the dishes’ by leaving the national team: “I’m going to get my money face to face…” (Egypt)

Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz spoke for the first time about his departure from Egypt in April. His successor, Ehab Galal, however, was sacked two months later, and federation officials are looking for a solution, having already been linked to the names of Paulo Sousa and, more recently, Rui Vitória, after the return of Carlos himself. same. was publicly admitted as a possible scenario by a leader, Hazem Emam. As you will see in the next lines, this would never be possible.

The departure of the 69-year-old coach was announced, at the time, “by mutual agreement”, but the president of the federation, Gamal Allam, would end up saying it after Queiroz asked to leave because of family health problems. More recently, reports have emerged in this country that Carlos Queiroz is warning potential candidates for the job, namely fellow Portuguese, not to take the job given the difficulties they will face. The Portuguese has now decided to break the silence in a daily interview The captain.

“Do you really think that I have nothing else to do in my life but prevent other coaches from working in Egypt? If anyone believes such a story, he is stupid. Those who disbelieve are smart because they understand who is trying to make them look stupid. I say to everyone: do not hesitate to choose the second option. It’s an incredible story, I haven’t spoken to anyone.”

And he was tough with the Egyptian federation: “One day, I will go there to assert my rights, to recover my money face to face, man to man. I have nothing to do with a CAF fine, but Gamal Allam and the federation deducted 25 thousand dollars (23.9 thousand euros). Because? We can expect everything from the Egyptian federation, they are not ashamed. Gamal Allam’s personal agenda was clear from the start, to expel all members who had been appointed by the previous president and to destroy the good work and results we have achieved. A clear agenda to open the door to your friends.

Then he explained why he left: “I was first called to a meeting to discuss my future and I was completely willing to continue. Meanwhile, before, in another meeting, I was informed that the prizes would not be paid to me or the team for the presence at the CAN, by decision of the Bureau, explained Gamal Allam, who enters -time showed up at this meeting. I told him twice that it was against what was in the contracts, but his answer was clear: no, no, no. An insult and a lack of respect.

Do you think you acted in good faith? If you invite someone over for dinner, do you start spitting on their plate? This is what the president of the federation did to us, he spat in our face, in our work and in our dignity. The same man as after the game against Nigeria [Egito perdeu esse jogo de estreia no CAN, na fase de grupos, mas acabaria por passar e chegar à final, onde perdeu com o Senegal no desempate por penáltis] I wanted to say goodbye… I did not ask to leave the national team, Gamal Allam and the other managers offended my dignity and my integrity to make me see that it was not my place. Obviously, I couldn’t work with these people who disrespected me, my work and my team.”

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