Rumours are running rife on the toughest job in Egyptian football.
Former Egyptian national football team manager, Hassan Shehata, is set for an astonishing return to the position he left in 2011, according to a report by Egypt Today.
As one of five men identified last month on the Egyptian Football Association's shortlist of candidates, Shehata's return to the toughest job in Egyptian football seemed unlikely, with other candidates such as Hossam El Badry, Talaat Youssef, Ehab Galal and Hossam Hassan considered more realistic long-term choices.
If Shehata is indeed rehired, he comes with the highest of pedigrees, having won three unprecedented back-to-back AFCON titles in 2006, 2008 and 2010. The Egyptian Football Association had originally announced that they would hire a new manager after Eid Al-Adha, following the dismissal of Mexico's Javier Aguirre, in the wake of Egypt's disappointing AFCON 2019 campaign.