Wydad Casablanca has a new coach and it’s not Christian Gross, but Tunisian Mehdi Nafti. Committeded for the rest of the season against a monthly salary of 200,000 DH, the “Bad Boy” may be renewed for another season.
After rejecting the Santos option, the management of Wydad had almost settled on the Swiss Christian Gross, before turning their back on him for demanding a monthly salary of 500,000 DH in addition to 500,000 others for each victory at the World Club. scheduled for Morocco next month. To everyone’s surprise, the club announced yesterday that it has officially signed up with Franco-Tunisian Mehdi Nafti (44), who was not yet shortlisted with Santos, Gross or Hasek.
Former Birmingham and Racing Santander player and 2004 African Nations champion, the “Bad Boy” was sacked last October by the management of Levante, which plays in the Spanish second division, for its mixed results. The Tunisian has indeed suffered two consecutive losses chained by the Granotas against Andorra (3-1), then against Racing Santander (0-1). The Tunisian technician has a total with Union Deportiva Levante, after 9 games, a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 4 draws.
Read also | The CAN Trophy presented to Moroccan fans by TotalEnergies
The supporters of the Casablanca club have expressed their astonishment at this inappropriate and unconvincing choice, according to the majority considering that the Tunisian is not up to the ambitions of the champion of Morocco and Africa, especially since this the latter is about to enter the running for the Mondialito next February.