The Moroccan national team will be entrusted to a national coach, Ali Fassi Fihri, President of the Moroccan Football Federation, told reporters Saturday after the meeting of the Federation board.
“Thank God, we reached an amicable agreement with Eric Gerets. The Commission in charge of finding a new coach, has total freedom to decide, but we hope will find a competent Moroccan coach,” Fihri told Radio Mars.
The same information was confirmed by Hamid Doumou, another member of the Federation.
Abdelilah Akram, vice-president of Federation, will be in charge of hiring the new coach of the national team.
According to Radio Plus, Badou Zaki is the number one candidate to succeed Eric Gerets.
Since the disgraceful elimination of Morocco from the African Cup of Nations, an overwhelming majority of Moroccans called on the Moroccan Federation of Football to entrust Badou Zaki, former goalkeeper and coach of the Atlas “Lions”, with the task of putting together a more competitive national team.
Since Morocco won its only continental cup in 1976, Badou Zaki was the only coach to lead Morocco’s national team to the final of the African Cup of Nations in 2004, which it lost to Tunisia.