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IFFHS: Walid Regragui 3rd best national coach in the world

Author of an exceptional season, the coach of the Morocco team Walid Regragui has given himself a place of choice among his peers on the occasion of the rankings of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). for the title of the year 2022. First African and Arab technical framework to lead his team to the semi-finals of the World Cup and winner of the Moroccan championship and the title of the African Champions League last year with Wydad Casablanca, Regragui appears, in fact, in the podium (3rd place) of the IFFHS rankings of the best national coaches in the world and the best club coaches in the world, which bring together internationally renowned technicians.

In the ranking of the best national coaches in the world, Regragui rubs shoulders with big names in world football such as the Argentinian Lionel Scaloni, winner of the World Cup-2022, who took first place and succeeds Italy coach Roberto Mancini, as well as Didier Deschamps, finalist with France at the last World Cup, and Zlatko Dalic, who finished third in Qatar with Croatia.

The title of best club manager in the world is awarded to the Italian coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti for “his fantastic season and a new title of the UEFA Champions League”.

Regragui is the only Arab and African in this ranking dominated by Europeans and South Americans and which includes renowned coaches such as the Spaniard Josep Guardiola (Manchester City), second, the German Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool), fourth, and the Portuguese José Mourinho (AS Roma), fifth.

Regragui, who took the reins of the Moroccan selection replacing Vahid Halilhodzic, managed to build a competitive team which he guided to the 2nd round of the World Cup in Qatar as leader of group F, in front of strong teams like Croatia and Belgium, before offering themselves Spain, then Portugal and landing in the last four.

The 47-year-old former Moroccan international, appointed head of the Atlas Lions a few months before the start of the World Cup, also distinguished himself with Wydad Casablanca by winning the African Champions League and the Morocco. He has other experiences as a coach with FUS Rabat and Qatari Al Duhail to his credit.

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