Vengada considers coaching Olympic team as new challenge

الإثنين، 29 مايو 2006 - 22:52

كتب : Omar Shoeb

Zamalek former coach Eduardo “Nelo” Vengada insisted that coaching the Olympic team is a new challenge for him, and said that knowing all about Egyptian soccer played a part in driving him to accept the offer.

“My negotiations with the EFA president didn’t last long and I accepted the offer immediately,” Vengada said in a press conference in the EFA headquarters on Monday.

The Egyptian FA held the press conference to reveal both Vengada and assistant coach Arnaldo Carvalho’s contract details.

The Portoguese head coach will receive a $19,000 monthly salary, while Carvalho will get only $6,000.

“Vengada is the right person for this job, he has a host of Egyptian and regional accomplishments and has some good experience in dealing with this specific age range,” EFA president Samir Zaher said.

Vengada is scheduled to takeover his new team in July after settling personal details in Portugal.

Zaher also said that the EFA were taking their time in choosing Vengada’s coaching staff to avoid any future misunderstandings between them.

Both Vengada and Carvalho contracts will expire after the qualifying rounds for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and will be renewed on condition that Egypt qualifies.

Vengada guided Zamalek to be crowned Egyptian champions in the 2003/2004 season before being sacked.