Ahly dismiss the idea that Manuel Jose will coach Egypt

Al Ahly coach Manuel Jose
Al Ahly say Manuel Jose will not be the new coach of Egypt's national team

Al Ahly board member Khaled Mortagey says his club has never been contacted about their coach Manuel Jose taking charge of Egypt.

The speculation in the media was that the Egypt Football Association (EFA) were trying to reach a deal with Ahly about Jose taking over the Pharaohs.

Mortagey insists Jose is under contract and would never leave the club.

"I think they (EFA) knew what the outcome would be and that's why they didn't contact us," he told BBC Sport.

"If Ahly had been approached the answer would have been no."

Egypt are looking for a new coach after Hassan Shehata resigned last month following a poor start to the qualifying campaign for the Africa Cup of Nations next year.

The Pharaohs, who have won the last three Nations Cups, are bottom of Group G and almost certainly out of contention for next year's finals in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Mortagey pointed out that Jose had come back to Ahly after stints with Angola and in Saudi Arabia.

"Manuel Jose has a contract with Ahly, he came back specially to the club and ignored many other offers," he added.

"They know very well Manuel Jose would never coach any other club in Egypt apart from Ahly, not even the national team.

"He is coming for a special mission to build a new team and to hopefully win more trophies in the coming 2 or 3 years."

Egypt's next 2012 Nations Cup qualifier is away to Sierra Leone in September.