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Marc Wilmots Sacked As Raja Casablanca Coach

Marc Wilmots has been sacked by Raja Casablanca after just four months in-charge, with the club lying second in Moroccan Botola League.

Raja’s star stunned team, struggled in the domestic league and was generally overwhelmed in their last Botola outing, where they were held to a 2-2 stalemate against lowly-ranked Olympique Khourigba.

Under Wilmots, Raja lost only three games in their last ten league matches. Their most recent victory  was a 1-0 win over HUSA in December at Maarif.

“Raja Casablanca have made an agreement with Marc Wilmots to end his contract, that lasted until 2023,”read on official statement on the club website.

By sacking Wilmots now, Raja’s board have given themselves little time to find the Belgian’s successor, with the team’s next match being away to Riadi Salmni – who are four on Botola League – on Tuesday, February 22.

Wilmots replaced Lassaad Chabbi, who took charge of the Green Eagles in April 2021. Chabbi had steered the club to the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup title.

The 52-year-old Wilmots previously worked as with Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire and Iran national teams as head coach. He also managed FC Schalke and Sint-Truiden.

He served as assistant manager of the Belgium national team under Dick Advocaat and later Georges Leekens, before taking over in 2012.


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