Despite Morocco’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup, Vahid Halilhodzic may not continue his adventure with the Atlas Lions.
Does Vahid Halilhodzic live his last moments on the Moroccan bench? Just qualified for the 2022 World Cup, the Atlas Lions coach could be pushed out, reports Foot Mercato. Despite a more than positive record (18 wins, seven draws, two losses, an elimination in the quarter-finals of CAN and a qualification for the World Cup), the former coach of FC Nantes could pay for the management of the cases Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui .
A list of successors established
Discarded for disciplinary reasons a year ago, the two players refused to return to selection during the last rally, probably because of the presence of Vahid Halilhodzic on the bench. However, the contribution of Ziyech and Mazraoui seems crucial on paper for the Moroccans, opposed to Belgium, Canada and Croatia during the group stage of the World Cup.
A final meeting is scheduled in the coming days between the president of the Moroccan Federation, Faouzi Lekjaa, and the two players to try once and for all to ease tensions. Tired and affected by the critics, the coach could take the door if no agreement is reached. A list of successors has already been established, with well-known names (Claude Puel, Rudi Garcia and Laurent Blanc). All three coaches are available.