Bob Bradley hired by Egypt

Updated: September 14, 2011, 10:07 PM ET news services

Former United States soccer coach Bob Bradley has been hired to take over the Egyptian national team, Egypt's state news agency reported.

EFA spokesman Azmy Megahed said Bradley is expected to arrive in Cairo this weekend to finish the deal.

"All is good. Bradley will be here on Sunday to sign the contract," Megahed told The Associated Press.

Bradley will replace coach Hassan Shehata who left in June following Egypt's struggles qualifying for the 2012 African Nations Cup finals. The team has since been eliminated.

Bradley led the U.S. to the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed in July after the U.S. lost 4-2 to Mexico in the final of the Gold Cup, the regional championship for North and Central America and the Caribbean. Bradley was replaced by former Germany coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Bradley will try to get Egypt to the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.