American Bob Bradley has signed a two-year contract to coach Egypt's national soccer team, a spokesman for the country's football association told Ahram Online.

Ahram also quoted Bradley as saying: "I'm very happy and proud to coach Egypt, which boasts many talented players."

According to the report, Egyptian Football Association spokesman Azmy Megahed said: "Bradley signed a two-year contract with the EFA to be in charge of the Egyptian National team until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil."

Bradley, who coached the U.S. from 2006-11, will reportedly be paid $40,000 a month. The report also said Bradley and the Egyptian FA are still negotiating about assistant coaches, but a formal announcement is expected Saturday.

He will replace Hassan Shehata, who coached the country from 2004-11, but left after Egypt failed to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations. Egypt won the last three tournaments.

Bradley, 53, helped the U.S. win its group and reach the knockout round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was fired as U.S. coach in June and replaced by Jurgen Klinsmann.