Rivaldo to join Moroccan second division team coaching staff

Karim Farouk , Thursday 9 May 2019

Former Brazil great and 2002 World Cup winner Rivaldo (Photo: Reuters)

Brazilian former football star Rivaldo is set to join the coaching staff of Chabab Mohammedia, a Moroccan team that has just been promoted to the second division, the club’s president announced on Wednesday.

“Rivaldo will sign the contract as a technical director on 9 June as we say farewell to Ahmad Faras. Several former Barcelona players will be present at this game,” Chabab Mohammedia president Hicham Ait Menna told Moroccan website le360 in an exclusive interview.

Menna had already announced the arrival of the 2002 World Cup winner early in January, but the Brazilian said that there is a pre-agreement and that the deal has not yet been finalised.

According to local reports, Rivaldo has conditioned his signing to the team promoted to the second division and that he is willing to complete his coaching courses.

The 47-year-old, who gained fame playing for Barcelona and AC Milan in the late 90s and early 2000s, officially quit football in 2014.

However, the 1999 Ballon d’Or winner apparently likes to spend a lot of time in Morocco and it is yet to be seen if the deal will be sealed.

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