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Egypt soccer boss: Id rather starve than coach Israel

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Egypt soccer boss: I'd rather starve than coach Israelis

By Haaretz Service

Tags: Egypt soccer, Hassan Shehata
Veteran trainer Hassan Shehata ends speculation over cross-border move in bluntest possible terms.







Israel's soccer world has been abuzz with rumors that Egypt's coach would soon switch camps to train the national side - until Tuesday, that is, when Hassan Shehata put an end to speculation in the bluntest possible terms.

"I'd rather die of hunger than entertain the possibility of coaching Israel," he told Egyptian daily al-Masry al-Youm.

Shehata came close to losing his post when Egypt failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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But the 60-year-old manager in January regained hero status among Egyptians when his side overcame Ghana to bring home the African Cup of Nations for a record third year running.

"I can understand Israel's jealousy of the Egyptian team and its successes," Shehata was quoted as saying. "But it would be impossible from my perspective to visit Israel or train its team - even if Israel were the only country in the world that wanted to hire me."

He continued: "How can these Zionists think that I would take on the task of coaching a side that includes murderers of children and pensioners? How could I work to help a team that represents a nation of occupiers?"

The veteran trainer, known in Egypt's press by his nickname "The Teacher", now looks set to lead his side's campaign to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

"From the moment I was born I have been hearing about the Israel that murders Arabs, that bombs, that levels towns and villages - but this is the first time I have heard that Israel plays soccer," he said.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old February 9th, 2010, 13:31
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F#ck him. Ande we don´t need him aswell. We have much better coaches than him and his interview just proves that he is ignorant in both football and history. Can´t believe he was even linked to coach Israel.

He should stick with his campaign in the African cup and celebrate it because that is the only thing he will ever in football.
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As a coach I respect him, but not as a person, and it's bizarre israel would even offer him a job.
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As a coach I respect him, but not as a person, and it's bizarre israel would even offer him a job.
I agree. It seems the media is willing to get some spicy interviews from the parts. Last month they linked Amr Zaki with Beitar, but i can´t imagine any Israeli teams managing to achieve in offer in this sense, especially Beitar Jerusalem.
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whats up with all the egypt news we got lately?

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whats up with all the egypt news we got lately?
Yeah. Also wondered why.

And this is because we have a peace treaty:rollani:
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is this a real interview?

though to be fair, I did kind of laugh at the last line p
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Knows alot about Israel, eh?

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is this a real interview?

though to be fair, I did kind of laugh at the last line p
Apparently it is a real interview yes. Better laugh to cry, but what was really funny is his ignorance because he really meant what he said. And Israel is far more expressive in football than Egypt.

We play in Europe and obtain decent results if Israel played in Asia we would be in every World Cup. Plus, we have more Israeli players abroad and playing in bigger clubs.

Anyways, he should mind his own business. If he hates Israel don´t mess with us leave his thoughts to his own people, he doesn´t need to feed hate.
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Feeding hate in Egypt is popular..... You become a diplomat working in Israel.....you rather have regrets than representing mubarak and the regime. You have a chance to go to Israel and if you refuse it as a sports man, you succeed somehow.....

Did you expect anything better?
Its people like Zidane who doesnt care where your from but will play regardless....

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Feeding hate in Egypt is popular..... You become a diplomat working in Israel.....you rather have regrets than representing mubarak and the regime. You have a chance to go to Israel and if you refuse it as a sports man, you succeed somehow.....

Did you expect anything better?
Its people like Zidane who doesnt care where your from but will play regardless....
Despite Mubarak liking to criticize Israel eventually, he is moderate close to the Egytian opposition. But it seems tha most of the popultation still have some hate towards Israel.

I saw also an article that christian egyptians complained that the players were all muslim and that they have preference in the call up and they take the koran to the pitch in which the christians feel offended and excluded.
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