Henry linked with Egypt coaching job as his agent meets EFA official

Henry linked with Egypt coaching job as his agent meets EFA official

- Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is wanted by the Egyptian FA as a replacement for Argentine Hector Cuper

- The Frenchman's advisor has already commenced discussions with top Egypt FA official

- Henry was a member of Belgium technical crew that finished third at the summer World Cup in Russia

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is in the running for the vacant Egypt national team coaching job.

According to a UK Sun report, Henry was close to be named Aston Villa manager last week, only for the championship side to make a U-turn and keep faith with current boss Steve Bruce.

However, the North African nation are now seeking the France World Cup winner Henry to replace ex-boss Argentine Hector Cuper, who was shown the exit doors after the Pharaohs lost out in their three fixtures at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Henry linked with Egypt coaching job as his agent meets EFA official

Thierry Henry linked with Egypt coaching job as his agent meets EFA official. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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Already, agent Nader El-Sayed hinted that the Arsenal legend Henry is currently studying Egypt’s proposal after the Frenchman's advisor held talks with a top EFA board member Hazem Emam.

Confirming the move, former Egypt goalkeeper El-Sayed said: "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.

"[That is] apart from the economic aspect."

The 40-year-old Henry is currently Belgium assistant coach. The Red Devils claimed the bronze medal at the summer World Cup in Russia.

Interestingly, if Henry lands the Egypt’s Pharaohs job it would offer him an opportunity to coach Liverpool Mo Salah who already has 59 caps for the North Africans.

Henry linked with Egypt coaching job as his agent meets EFA official

Thierry Henry(l) on coaching duties at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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In addition, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, Huddersfield's Ramadan Sobhi, Aston Villa ace Ahmed Elmohamady, West Brom defender Ahmed Hegazy and Wigan's Sam Morsy are other players in the United Kingdom that are expected to play a part in Henry’s team.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Thierry Henry was an assistant coach with Belgium side wrapped up their 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 win to claim bronze medal at the Mundial.

Thomas Meunier opened scoring for the Red Devils through a simple tap in from a Nacer Chadli curvy pass in the 4th minute.

Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard sealed the victory for Roberto Martinez's men with a superb goal with just eight minutes left in the open play.

Towards the end of the game, Kevin De Bruyne had a few chances to make the scoreline increase but the superb defending from England players ensured the result ended 2-0.

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