Moroccan press sources revealed that Andre Villas-Boas is close to taking over the position of coach of the Moroccan national team, succeeding Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic, who has doubts about his continuation with the Atlas Lions despite his success in leading them to qualify for the World Cup Qatar 2022.
It seems that the official announcement of Halilhodzic’s dismissal from coaching the Moroccan national team is imminent, amid information confirming that Boache is currently in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, to agree on all the details related to his new position.
Boach is spending a year of rest on an optional holiday, after his contract with Marseille, France, expired in February of 2021; But he seems excited about the idea of taking over the training of one of the participating teams in the Qatar World Cup 2022, which seems to be available from the Atlas Lions gate.
It is worth noting that Boas, 44, worked as a coach in several major European clubs, most notably Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in England; But his most prominent stations came with Porto, who won the league and cup titles, along with the European League in 2011.
Moroccan reports confirm the imminent dismissal of Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic
The Moroccan Football Association is seeking to dismiss Halilhodzic and appoint Boas as his replacement, in order to restore stability within the Moroccan national team’s dressing room, and opened the door for the return of the two stars, Hakim Ziyech, the Chelsea star, and Nasir Mazraoui, the Dutch defender of Ajax Amsterdam, to the ranks of the Atlas Lions, after they had previously refused to play under the leadership of the Bosnian coach.
Ziyech, 29, announced in early February his retirement from international football, after a dispute with Halilhodzic, who accused him of disrespect, which threatens the group’s cohesion, according to the coach, and the same applies to Nasir Mazraoui, who refused the coach’s invitation because of his marginalization and accusation Halilhodzic By lying frankly, in a previous post on his “Instagram” account.
Halilhodzic was criticized for his tactical choices and the squad for the Moroccan national team, despite qualifying for the World Cup; The fans are calling for the return of Ziyech and Mazraoui, which the Bosnian coach rejects.
The World Cup draw resulted in Morocco falling into Group F, along with Belgium, Croatia and Canada. The Atlas Lions aspire to qualify for the second round of the global competition, by exploiting the factor of playing on Arab lands for the first time.
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