- Associated Press - Saturday, September 24, 2011

CAIRO (AP) - Former U.S. coach Bob Bradley has signed a contract to take over the Egypt national team until 2014.

The 53-year-old Bradley replaces longtime coach Hassan Shehata, who stepped down in June near the end of a disappointing qualifying campaign for the African Cup of Nations. The seven-time former winners failed to qualify for the continental championship for the first time in 33 years.

Bradley’s assistant hasn’t been hired, but the Egyptian Football Association says it will be a local coach.

Bradley was fired as U.S. coach in July after more than four years in charge and replaced by Jurgen Klinsmann.