Following the refusal of Super Eagles’ handler, Gernot Rohr and Frenchman, Laurent Blanc to replace Herve Renard as Atlas Lions’ coach, the Royal Football Federation (FRMF) introduced Bosnia’s Vahid Halilhodzic as the new national coach.
According to Moroccan World News, the president of the FRMF, Fouzi Lekjaa , announced on Thursday, that the federation had reached an agreement with the Bosnian.
The announcement comes after FRMF reviewed a three-name shortlist featuring German Gernot Rohr, French Laurent Blanc, and the Bosnian coach.
Earlier this week, international media reported that Blanc had rejected Morocco’s offer, without giving more details on the Frenchman’s reasons.
Halilhodzic’s coaching resume is not to be underestimated. The67-year-old Bosnian coach has already had an impressive international career.
“I hope we can achieve the best things together with Morocco even at the financial level,” said the Bosnian man, laughing along with the press conference attendees.
“I get sick when I lose something,’ Halilhodzig said when he was asked about the race for coaching the Atlas Lions.
Halilhodzic has worked as a manager for many international football clubs and teams, including Paris Saint Germain, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Japan, and most recently Nantes.
The FRMF will pay the Bosnian coach a salary of MAD 800,000 per month.
“I made the difficult decision to leave the club for personal reasons … I’m leaving for another sporting project. I would like to thank the supporters of Nantes for their support and affection,” wrote Halilhodzic on August 3 on Facebook .
The post suggested that the Bosnian sportsman already had plans to leave Nantes for Morocco’s Atlas Lions.