CAIRO: Egypt manager Hassan Shehata said he will not be coaching Nigeria in the World Cup.
The three-time African Cup winner was sought, among other big names, by Nigeria to take charge of the team in South Africa after sacking Shaibu Amodu.
Although Shehata was keen on the job, the EFA refused the Nigerian offer to sign Egypt s most successful coach on a four-month loan deal.
My contract with the Egypt national team continues until the end of 2012, Shehata said in UAE, where he was honored by Al-Ain club.
I received many offers but the Egyptian Football Association closed the door on them and announced that I will continue till the end of my contract.
Nigeria s shortlist also includes Russia coach Guus Hiddink, former Ghana manager Ratomir Dujkovic and Qatar boss Bruno Metsu.
They announced on Tuesday that veteran Italian coach Giovanni Trapattoni, currently at the helm of Republic of Ireland, was added to their targets.
Shehata s next challenge will be taking on England in Wembley in a friendly in March.