Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca announced the departure of coach Zoran Manojlovic on Monday as an “amicable” agreement was reached six months after his appointment in July.
Two-time Caf African champions’ president Said Naciri didn’t state the reasons as to why they had to relieve the Serbian mentor of his duties after being in charge for only 6 months. Naciri only said, “amicable” agreement was reached by the club.
Manoljvic’s dismissal came as a surprise to many because in the 22 matches that he was in charge, the Serbian managed to win 11 games, losing only 3 and drawing 8 with Wydad.
The 57-year-old Serb came in and replaced Faouzi Benzarti in July, after Wydad were beaten by Esperance in a controversial manner in the Caf Champions League final. Esperance were crowned African champions as a result of Wydad storming off the field in the second leg after an equaliser was disallowed.
Miguel Gamondi from Argentina takes the Wydad coaching job after he was fired by another Moroccan side, Hassania Agadir, in November.
In this season’s Caf Champions League, Wydad are second in Group C behind Mamelodi Sundowns with six points from 4 games following their 2-2 draw away to Petro Luanda of Angola on Saturday.
By FARPost Reporter