Morocco: Mourinho declines offer to coach Atlas Lions

Former Manchester UTD head Coach Jose Mourinho has refused to coach Morocco’s national soccer team.

The offer was presented by the Moroccan football association (FRMF), local reports say.

The FRMF, according to local Assabah newspaper, is preparing the aftermath of current national team coach Herve Renard who is likely to part with Morocco after this year’s African Cup of Nations to take place in Egypt.

The FRMF reportedly drew a shortlist of high profile managers including now-jobless Mourinho.

Mourinho, Assabah reports, is rather willing to lead a European nation or club. The 56-year old man is currently rumored to be linked to a move to As Roma.

Aside from Mourinho, the Moroccan football association has also shortlisted French and former PSG coach Roland Blanc, also currently jobless, Croatia’s former coach Zeljko Dalic who led the European country to finish second at the FIFA 2018 World Cup and current French League 1 club Nantes coach Wahid Halilhodzic.

Halilhodzic is well known on the continent. The Bosnian left good impression during his spell in Algeria as the head coach of the national team that he brought to 2014 world cup played in Brazil.

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