American Bradley among candidates for Egypt coaching job

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CAIRO (Reuters) -- Former United States coach Bob Bradley is one of three candidates to take charge of Egypt's national team, the country's football association said.

Bradley, Colombian Francisco Maturana and Zoran Filipovic, the former Montenegro coach, are being interviewed for the job.

Bradley was fired last month as U.S. coach after nearly five years in the job in which he led the team to the 2009 Confederations Cup final.

Maturana made his name as coach of his native Colombia at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups.

Egypt have been without a coach since firing Hassan Shehata, who led them to a record three successive African Nations Cup titles.

He left in June after a home draw with South Africa in June left Egypt likely to miss out on defending their title at the in 2012.

The new coach will be tasked with qualifying Egypt for the World Cup for the first time since 1990.