Legendary Egyptian coach, died yesterday after he suffered a stroke
Loved his 98 team which won the ACN, I remember too well how he said that we will finish 13th prior to that tournament.
Was criticized a lot for his defensive football (famously criticized by Ireland's coach in Italia 90), but that 98 side played nice football imho.
The 2nd goal we scored in the final against South Africa was one of the best taken set pieces I've ever seen. Straight from the training ground.
I was still a toddler when he led Egypt to the World Cup, but seeing as we're yet to make a WC since Italia 90, it sure makes his achievement all the more impressive. In that WC we gave a good performance against the Dutch, then European Champions.
A proper footballing man, RIP.