Morocco looking at familiar face...

Discussion in 'Africa' started by JRedknapp11, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. JRedknapp11

    JRedknapp11 Red Card

    Dec 5, 2001
    From world

    Troussier considers Morocco job
    First Published: Aug 12, 2002

    Former Japan coach Philippe Troussier is in Morocco for talks on becoming the North African side's next coach.

    Troussier led co-hosts Japan to the World Cup quarter finals in June before failing in an attempt to become the next coach of the French national team.

    Morocco's federation renewed Portuguese coach Humberto Cuelho's contract last year but his current deal ends in October with Troussier - a former South African and Nigeria coach - already owning a holiday home in the African country. He has previously coached at club level in the country with Fath of Rabat and Sale.
  2. bigsmooth

    bigsmooth New Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Let's just hope he doesn't become bored before his term expires. I remember the commentators during WC 2002 saying he was bored, tired and ready to end his team's run, so Japan played uninspired football in their 1-0 loss to Turkey which bounced them out of the cup.
    Didn't sound like the kind of guy you'd want if your team has aspirations to go far, but hey, being a Frenchman in Africa with previous coaching experience is almost a sure ticket to a nats head coaching job in much of the continent.

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