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Morocco's Wydad part ways with Spanish coach Garrido ahead of Champions League semis

Wydad are set to host Ahly for the 18 October match

Mahmoud Elassal , Friday 11 Sep 2020
Juan Carlos Garrido (Photo: AFP)
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With only one month to go before the CAF Champions League semi-final against Ahly, Morocco's Wydad de Casablanca have terminated the contract of their Spanish coach Juan Carlos Garrido.

The Moroccan side’s management published a video on their official website featuring Garrido thanking the team's fans for the time he spent with them and offering his support for the team’s upcoming semi-final.

The 50-year-old tactician was named Wydad coach in February, after the departure of Frenchman Sebastien Desabre.

Garrido has experience with Egypt's Ahly in 2014, guiding the Red Devils to the Egyptian Super Cup and Confederation Cup titles. After ten months with Ahly, Garrido was fired due to the team's poor results in the domestic league.

All continental sports activities were initially suspended in March as the coronavirus spread but have since been rescheduled.

The African Champions League semi-finals’ first leg matches will be played on 17 and 18 October, and the second leg matches will be played on 23 and 24 October. The final game has been set for 6 November.

Wydad are set to host Ahly for the 18 October match.

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