Egypt has made the decision to part ways with head coach Rui Vitoria following their disappointing performance in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where they were eliminated in the last-16 stage by the Democratic Republic of Congo in a penalty shootout.
The Egyptian football federation confirmed the sacking of the Portuguese manager on Sunday.
Egypt faced challenges throughout the tournament and failed to secure a victory, with an early injury to captain Mohamed Salah further complicating their campaign.
The team’s exit from the Africa Cup of Nations in a penalty shootout defeat led to the removal of Rui Vitoria, who had initially been set to coach the team until the 2026 World Cup. In the interim, Mohamed Youssef, a former coach of Al Ahly, has been appointed as the interim manager.
“The association will also study the CVs of [some] foreign coaches,” it added.