Abdel Sattar Sabry, the former Egyptian and Benfica national team star, stated that he is about to join Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff in Rome, Italy.
Sabri revealed on MBC Egypt: “Mourinho was my coach in Benfica, and his value is great to me. He is a great coach and I benefited a lot from him.”
He continued, “We kept in touch over the following years, and we met when he came to Egypt during the African Cup of Nations and I told him that I wanted to work with him.”
He revealed, “I was going to go with him to Tottenham Hotspur, but he left the team, and then turned to coach Roma.”
He continued, “I received a call from Mourinho and from Roma officials to be part of the coaching staff. I am waiting for the official offer and I will go directly.”
He indicated: “I communicate with Mourinho in Portuguese, and I will learn Italian there.”
Sabri commented on the Portuguese Carlos Queiroz taking over the task of coaching the Egyptian national team.
Sabri said: “Kirosh is a dear friend, thank God that he came to train the Egyptian national team.”
He concluded: “I will meet with him in the coming period to talk to him about the nature of the Egyptian player, and I hope that he will succeed in leading Egypt to the World Cup.”
Sabry, 47, played for Benfica at the turn of the millennium, and he continued his career in Portugal with Maritimo after that.
The African champion 98 was recently in the technical staff of the Egyptian youth team under the leadership of Rabie Yassin.
He was also previously in the technical staff of the first Egyptian national team under the leadership of Shawky Gharib, and worked for a period in the technical staff of Military Production.
Mourinho has coached Roma since the beginning of the current season, and his compatriot Joao Sacramento is assisting him.