Walid Regragui is the current manager of the Moroccan national football team. He is a French-born Moroccan professional football manager and former Morocco international. Regragui was a former footballer for numerous teams including Toulouse, AC Ajaccio, Dijon and Racing Santander. After the departure of previous coach Vahid Halilhodzic in August, Morocco recruited Regragui as the head coach of the national team ahead of the World Cup.
Morocco is participating in the Qatar 2022 World Cup for the sixth time. In September 2012, Regragui started his coaching career as an assistant to the Moroccan national team under head coach Rachid Taoussi. Taoussi’s contract also expired when he was fired in October 2013. Regragui has been in high demand since the beginning of the summer, but he was committed to completing his assignment. He’d said they wouldn’t rush. It took him eight months to accept the Wydad project.
|First and last name||Walid Regragui|
|Profession||Professional football manager|
|Country of birth||France|
|Sexual orientation||Straight ahead|
|Net value||$5 million|
|Date of birth||September 23, 1975|
In May 2014, Regragui was appointed to the Fath Union Sport after his contract with the Moroccan national team expired. In 2016, he led the team to the Moroccan Cup and the Botola Pro, Morocco’s highest professional league. After six years at the club, he left by mutual agreement. He played a season with Wydad AC before taking over the national team.
In his one season, he led the club to the CAF Champions League victory, Wydad’s third Champions League trophy and its second league title in a row. After Hussein Ammouta, Regragui became the second Moroccan manager to win the African Champions League with Wydad. On Instagram, he expressed his immense satisfaction at closing the season with a historic double. In an interview, he said he had signed a one-year contract with the club and would rather stop there as he believes that good things must come to an end at the right time.
Is he a married man?
Regragui has kept his private life private, which is why it is unclear if he is married and has children. Yet he is a family man. Regragui was in no rush to return to coaching after mutually terminating his contract with Al-Duhail in October 2020 as he wanted to spend quality time with his family. Regragui wrote on Facebook that his main goal is to take a step back after being unable to afford a real time of “vacation” with his family for six years.
CAF pro diploma obtained
After three and a half years of study, Regragui has just completed the CAF pro diploma and obtained a CAF pro license, which is exclusively reserved for coaches who actively coach at a professional level. In an interview, Regragui said he had time to verify his AFC pro license (Asian Diploma) while in command of Al-Duhail before arriving in Morocco when he started the Pro CAF before joining FUS.
After three years of training with Claire-Fontaine, Regragui also obtained a UEFA A coaching certificate. Also meet Clare Herdman, wife of Canada Manager John Herdman. He accepted training as soon as he hung up his shoes and continued to play amateur football while attending Claire-Fontaine.
Regragui has accumulated an estimated net worth of $5 million during his management career.