Egypt which have never qualified back-to-back to the World Cup are preparing for the next edition in Qatar and have named Javier Aguirre as new coach for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar campaign.

Aguirre will succeed Argentine coach Hector Cuper who ended his relationship with Egypt after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Egypt, who were hamstrung by an injury to superstar striker Mohamed Salah, suffered three defeats at Russia 2018.

Aguirre led his native Mexico to two World Cups – 2002 and 2010 – and also had a brief stint with Japan, but exited the role following a disappointing showing at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

Aguirre will be looking to lead the Pharaohs to successive World Cups for the first time. But before then, the Egyptians still have the 2019 and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to contend with.

In Africa, the Pharaohs are undisputable leaders in the premier continental football tournament.

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