Report: Former Spurs boss being considered for Morocco national team job

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Former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly a potential candidate to become Morocco boss in place of Vahid Halilhodzic, according to beIN Sports MENA.

Halilhodzic has been in charge of the Moroccan national side since 2019, but could leave his role following disputes with Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech and Ajax defender Noussair Mazraoui (Foot Mercato).  

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation recently denied talk of the 69-year-old being ousted from his position with the Atlas Lions (Daily Mail), who will play at the World Cup in Qatar later this year. 

But Halilhodzic’s fate looks all but sealed with the FRMF already scouting a new head coach, which beIN Sports MENA believes to have led them to ex-Spurs boss Villas-Boas. 

It has been claimed the Portuguese is already in Rabat to discuss the vacancy and is a leading name on a shortlist containing French managers Laurent Blanc and Herve Renard. 

Villas-Boas has been out of managerial action since February 2021 after he was sacked by Marseille following criticism of the club signing forward Olivier Ntcham against his wishes (The Guardian).

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Villas-Boas has had quite a managerial career despite being just 44 years old which has taken him across the world in all kinds of divisions. 

If he did earn the Morocco job, it would be the first national team he has managed, so it would be interesting to see how he would get on there. 

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