At the head of the Moroccan national football team since 2019, Vahid Halilhodzic is not spared at all.
Hervé Renard’s successor is often tackled for his choices and the content of Atlas Lions matches. But what it is difficult to attack the Franco-Bosnian technician is his statistics.
Coach with a very strong character, Halilhodzic did not hesitate to exclude certain players from the Moroccan selection for disciplinary reasons. Amine Harit and Noussair Mazraoui had paid the price.
Even Hakim Ziyech, considered a member of the selection before the arrival of the former coach of Algeria, was not spared. This has earned coach Vahid many criticisms, especially from consultants and the press.
“To regret ? We won 4-1 sir, that’s incredible ”, replied a few days ago, very reassured, the coach of the Atlas Lions to a journalist who asked him if he regretted the changes made at the start of the match against Guinea Bissau.
Best win rate for a Moroccan coach since 2010
If they can criticize the content of Morocco’s matches, which are not yet quite complete, observers cannot on the other hand blame Vahid Halilhodzic on his statistics.
Indeed, the former PSG coach has done much better than his predecessors in recent years. 8 wins, 2 draws and 0 defeats, that is to say 80% of victories, this is the figure to be put to his credit with the Moroccan selection. Coach Vahid therefore has the best victory rate for a Moroccan coach in official matches since 2010. With that, it’s hard to blame him.