Amid calls to hire a Moroccan coach, FRMF is holding meetings with European coaches, including Frenchman Laurent Blanc.
Rabat – Laurent Blanc was spotted on August 7, at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.
Sources from the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) told Moroccan sports channel Arryadia that a meeting between FRMF’s president Fouzi Lekjaa and Blanc is expected to take place today, August 8.
Lekjaa is holding a series of meetings with potential coaches, the source added.
صورة الأمسية، وصول المدرب الفرنسي #لوران_بلان الى مطار محمد الخامس مساء الاربعاء. مصدر من الجامعة الملكية المغربية لكرة القدم أكد للرياضية المغربية لقاءه مع فوزي #لقجع في إطار اللقاءات التي يجريها رئيس الجامعة مع المدربين المرشحين لتدريب المنتخب الوطني المغربي@FRMFOFFICIEL pic.twitter.com/IarKabMYCu
— Arryadia TV officiel (@arryadiatv) August 7, 2019
There has been widespread speculation that Yugoslavian coach Vahid Halilodzic is the favorite to succeed to Herve Renard.
The name of Renard’s successor will be announced in the coming days, FRMF said in a statement on July 25.
From 2010 to 2012, Blanc acted as manager to the French national football team. After moving on from the national team, Blanc became manager to French football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) where he stayed until 2016. Since leaving PSG, the coach has been taking an extended vacation.