Iran manager Carlos Queiroz has reportedly rejected an offer to take over as Egypt coach, according to local media.
The 65-year-old told Egyptian officials that he respected the Egyptian team, but that he has no plans to return to Africa.
Queiroz also garnered interest from Algeria, South Africa, and Cameroon.
His charges were lauded for their display at the recently concluded World Cup in Russia, finishing with four points in a group that included Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.
Queiroz’s Iran tenure has been a successful one, leading Team Melli to consecutive World Cup appearances for the first time in their history and keeping the team consistently top-ranked in Asia.
Iran has offered to extend Queiroz’s contract through the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, but he has yet to officially accept it.
His current contract expires at the end of July.