NATIONS - El Badry denies strained relationship with Mohamed Salah
Former Egypt coach Hossam El Badry has denied allegations that he had a poor connection with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, claiming that this was not the reason for his dismissal.
El Badry, 61, had been the African country's leader for two years before being deposed on September 6. It was a very unexpected decision. In a World Cup qualifier, the Pharaohs had recently battled back to tie 1-1 with Gabon.
“Some information got altered, and my dismissal was strange, so people exaggerated,” he said, per The Liverpool Echo. “There were no problems between me and Mohamed Salah at all. I spoke to him not long ago. It was said that Salah was demanding some players to be called-up, and this is of course not true.
“How do they say that my relationship with Salah is bad, and he was named captain with me?”