Wydad Athletic Club player Mohamed Nahiri (R) and Mamelodi Sundowns SIBUSISO VILAKAZI (L) fight for the ball during the CAF Champions League soccer match between Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco and Mamelodi Sundowns of Guinea at Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca , Morocco,17 August 2018.
Tuesday Sep 25, 2018. 16:00
According to reports, Adnan Hamad is set to take over the reins at 2017 Caf Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca this week.
The former Iraqi head coach confirmed in an interview that talks with the Moroccan club are at an advanced stage. The 57-year-old is among the front-runners to replace interim boss Abdelhadi Sektioui.
Wydad saw their chances of defending their CafCL crown come to and end this past weekend following a goalless draw at home to ES Sétif. The Algerian club had registered a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture to ultimately claim an aggregate victory.
Former technical director, Sektioui, was appointed as interim boss following Faouzi Benzarti's appointment as the head coach of the Tunisian national team back in July.
According to foot365, Paul Le Guen and René Girard have also been in talks with Wydad Casablanca to fill the void left by Benzarti.