Carlos Queiroz has announced his departure from the Egyptian national team after failing to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with the squad.
The Pharaohs were defeated 3-1 on penalties to Senegal in the World Cup play-off qualifier in Dakar on Tuesday evening March 29, after Mohamed Salah, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, and Mostafa Mohamed missed Egypt’s penalties in the shootout.
The match ended 1-0 to Senegal after 120 minutes and 1-1 on aggregate just weeks after Senegal beat Egypt on penalties in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The former Real Madrid manager has now ended his short stint in charge of the national team to a close after taking the job in September.
Queiroz posted on Twitter: ‘Dream is over. From the bottom of my heart, my gratitude to Egypt Federation for this honour of coaching the National Team.
‘To all my players and my staff, my recognition and humble thank you so much,’ he added. ‘You will be always in my heart.
It was my privilege to work and be helped by such dedicated and capable professionals and wonderful friends.’
‘Without you, nothing could be possible for me in my life,’ he concluded. ‘I am very much proud of you lads.
‘My best wishes and enormous gratitude to all Egyptian fans. To the future.’