The new coach of the Egyptian national team, Portuguese Roy Vitoria, refused to talk at length about the Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah, stressing that he does not prefer to talk about a specific player, and that he will try to create a new Salah in the ranks of the Pharaohs team.
“I have already contacted Mohamed Salah and I will not reveal what happened between us, because I do not want to talk about a specific player,” Vitoria said in the press conference held today, Wednesday, to be presented to the media.
He added: “I respect the team play and all the players in the team, Mohamed Salah is the best in the world, but we will try to create a new Salah in Egypt.”
Vitoria stressed: “I am very proud to be here to train the Egyptian national team. I am happy with my first day here, and I hope to achieve the best results. For me, I am proud to be here.”
Portuguese coach Roy Vitoria, the coach of the Egyptian national team, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday, to officially start his mission with the Pharaohs, after completing his contract.
The Egyptian Football Association announced his contract with the former coach of the Portuguese Benfica and Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia, to lead the first Egyptian team, for the next four years.
Vitoria’s contract with the Football Association extends for 4 years, meaning it ends in 2026, and the contract includes Vitoria’s right to bring in 4 foreign assistants.
According to the contract, Vitoria receives $2 million and 400 thousand dollars annually, which means he will get 200 thousand dollars a month, equivalent to 3 million and 600 thousand Egyptian pounds.
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