It is a form of curse. Having already not played the 2010 World Cup with Côte d’Ivoire, nor the 2018 World Cup with Japan, when he had qualified these two selections for the supreme competition, Vahid Halilhodzic is about to experience the same misadventure. with Morocco.
Coach of the Atlas Lions since August 2019, the Franco-Bosnian (70 years old) is currently negotiating his departure with the president of the Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa. The latter promised supporters the return of Chelsea attacking midfielder Hakim Ziyech (29 years old, 40 caps, 17 goals), in latent conflict with Halilhodzic almost since taking office. It is this conflict that is the driving force behind the almost official departure of “coach” Vahid.
The favorite to replace him is Walid Regragui, the coach of WAC Casablanca, who had a successful XXL season with a Championship – African Champions League double.