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Halilhodzic named as new coach of Morocco

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AFP, Rabat :
Former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic was named as the new coach of Morocco on Thursday, his third job with an African nation.
The 67-year-old succeeds Herve Renard, who quit after the Africa Cup of Nations and has since taken over at Saudi Arabia.
"To reach the World Cup finals in 2022 is my main objective," said Halilodzic, who was recently the coach of French club Nantes.
"It's the fourth time that I will try to take a team to a World Cup."
Halilhodzic, who left Nantes on August 2 by mutual agreement, has also coached Ivory Coast and Algeria - whom he took to the second round of the World Cup in 2014 for the first time in the country's history.
He was in charge of Japan from 2015 until 2018 but was axed just two months before the World Cup finals in Russia.

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