Jorge Vilda to become Morocco women’s boss after being fired from Spain job | The Sun

JORGE VILDA is set to return to coaching just over a month after being axed from his role as Spain Women’s boss.

The controversial head coach will take charge of Morocco Women’s national team with an official unveiling scheduled on Sunday. 

Vilda, 42, was dismissed from his role as boss of the Women’s World Cup winners two weeks and two days after they won the tournament for the first time on August 20. 

The firing of the football coach, followed the repercussions that occurred after former Spain FA President Luis Rubiales’ unwanted kiss of Jenni Hermoso. 

The  ex-Spanish FA chief, 46, kissed Hermoso on the mouth during a medal presentation ceremony for this year's World Cup winners.

The incident occurred following Spain’s 1-0 defeat of England in the contest final in Sydney, Australia. 

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Afterwards the former Barcelona striker, 33, who is her national side’s all-time record scorer, said the kiss was non-consensual.

It is an allegation which Rubiales denies. 

Vilda’s sacking last month came ten days after Rubiales was suspended from his job as Spanish FA president

His former boss would later resign from the post in September following his suspension.

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Former La Roja gaffer Vilda came under fire for applauding his ex-boss during an emergency Spanish FA assembly.

During the gathering Rubiales initially refused to quit his role as president following his controversial kiss. 

Vilda’s impending appointment as Morocco Women’s head coach comes while he is under investigation as part of an alleged sexual assault and coercion case against Rubiales.

The case was brought to court by Hermoso following the kiss incident.

Vilda is set to replace Reynald Pedros at the helm of the 2022 Women’s African Cup of Nations finalists. 

In August the Frenchman guided the team to the World Cup’s last 16 stage with Morocco reaching the tournament’s knockout stage for the first time in their history.

However Pedros was axed from his role following the team losing two friendly fixtures to Zambia  last month including a 6-2 defeat at home. 

They are due to play Namibia in November over two legs in round two of CAF’s Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament. 

Reports in Spain claim Champions League-winning coach Lluis Cortez turned down the chance to become Morocco’s head coach prior to Vilda’s appointment. 

Spanish sports journalist Andrea Pelaez claimed former Barcelona boss rejected the job upon learning that Vilda would be joining his set-up. 

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It is thought the ex-La Roja boss was initially expected to become a technical director of grassroots. 

However he will become the team’s coach and sporting director.

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