Former Spain women’s head coach Jorge Vilda has been appointed head coach of Morocco’s women’s national team.
He is expected to be officially announced on Sunday, replacing Reynald Pedros.
Vilda has been out of a job since he was sacked 16 days after Spain won the World Cup.
His departure followed a fallout from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales. Spain Forward Jenny Hermoso was on the lips during the medal ceremony at Stadium Australia after Spain’s win. England. Hermoso says the kiss was not consensual rubials He denies it.
Vilda is under investigation for the alleged sexual assault and coercion of Rubiales following Hermoso’s kiss.
Vilda, along with men’s national team director Albert Luke and RFEF marketing director Ruben Rivera, were previously called as witnesses in the case. But the judge of the National Court, Francisco de Jorge, changed the situation.E On examination in September.
Morocco qualified for the Women’s World Cup for the first time in 2023, reaching the last 16 and beating France.
In the year They finished second to South Africa in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations and are preparing for the tournament in 2024.
Wild Reynald Pedros succeeded
Spain won. Women’s World Cup They made their debut on August 20 with Olga Carmona’s first-half goal in a 1-0 win over England.
Rubiales was a strong supporter of Vilda, backing him up. 15 players wrote to the RFEF in September last year to not be called up until changes are made to the national set-up..
Vilda praised Rubiales at the RFEF conference on August 25 after the president promised not to resign following Hermoso’s kiss and to give Vilda a new four-year contract.
Two days later The head coach criticized Rubiales’ “inappropriate behavior” but did not resign.even if 81 Spanish players refuse to play until the RFEF leadership is changed And eleven members of the coaching staff tendered their resignations.
The 42-year-old coach They have been leading Spain since 2015. He has been established as a women’s coach in Spain since 2009 and has previously coached the under-17 and under-19 teams and won two European Under-17 Championship titles. And in the year In 2014, she finished second in the Under-17 Women’s World Cup.
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