Member of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Amer Hussein has revealed that national team head coach Carlos Queiroz has a lucrative release clause in his contract if he were to be sacked as the manager.
Coming into the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as the competition's most successful side with seven titles to their name, Egypt got off to a disappointing start as they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Nigeria at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium on Tuesday.
With fixtures against Guinea-Bissau and Sudan still remaining, the Pharaohs will be looking to keep their hopes alive as it seems as though not winning the competition could create a rather complicated situation for Queiroz who appears to have been mandated to go for the crown, per Kingfut.
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While reflecting on Egypt’s disappointing loss to the Super Eagles, EFA member Hussein revealed that the former Bafana Bafana boss has a hefty release clause in his contract.
“We shouldn’t be criticizing right now, we have to remain calm and provide support for the national team,” Hussein said
“Before leaving to Cameroon, we had a meeting with Queiroz, and we stressed the importance of the Africa Cup of Nations, and he agreed he will play for the victory.
“I am sad to see mistakes happening, and I believe every player in his position would perform better, it can be an indicator to improve in the upcoming games.
“Queiroz’s departure would mean he’s paid 1.5 years’ salary which is his release clause, what we should do instead is provide support.”
According to Kingfut, the 1.5 years' worth of salary for the Portuguese coach would equate to €2.34 million (R41 million).
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