The name of Walid Regragui is among the list of coaches who have spread joy in the hearts of fans, after leading his team Wydad Casablanca to the final of the African Champions League, for the third time in its history, and defeating the Egyptian team Al-Ahly 2-0 in the match that brought them together yesterday, Monday, at the Mohammed V stadium in Casablanca.
Regragui, the current coach of the Wydad team, and former player of the Moroccan national team, was born in the French city of Corbeil-Essonnes in 1975, of Moroccan parents, whose origins date back to the city of Fnideq in the north of the Kingdom.
Although he entered the soccer field late, as he was more than 22 years old at the time, he showed real talent and high performance on the field, which qualified him to play in important leagues such as the French League and the Spanish League, and made him win many awards, including the award of the best defender of the French second division, the award of the best defender of the African championship, and the award of the best Moroccan defender.
The “elegant defender”, as the international press calls him, chose the field of technical analysis and then coaching, after retiring from the game for good in 2013. In his early days, he was an assistant to coach Rachid Taousi for a whole year, and then he began to coach the team of Fath of Rabat, winning the Throne Cup. The team also managed to reach the semi-finals of the African Cup and won the Moroccan League for the first time in its history. Regragui also had the honor of receiving the Wissam of Honor from HM King Mohammed VI.
In addition to his elegance, Walid Regragui is charismatic, has a strong character and is very perceptive. He is able to adapt quickly with the players, and is appreciated for his humility, his seriousness at work and his dedication to the service of national soccer, despite some of his media outings that raise against him many criticisms and accusations of arrogance.
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