The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has appointed Spain’s Jorge Vilda as the new coach for the women’s national football team, taking over from Reinald Pedros.
It comes just a few months after Velda Rodríguez clinched the Women’s World Cup title with the Spanish national team in the last edition.
He brings with him a wealth of experience and success, as his significant feats on the global stage make his appointment an exciting development for Moroccan women’s football.
Hiring his services is part of a broader push to improve the quality of Moroccan football ahead of the 2027 FIFA World Cup.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jorge Vilda to the helm of the women’s national football team,” said the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Ahmed El Amraoui.
“His remarkable track record, particularly the recent Women’s World Cup victory, showcases his exceptional coaching capabilities. We believe he will be instrumental in helping our team reach new heights.”
Reinald Pedros, the outgoing coach, played a pivotal role in advancing Moroccan women’s football during his tenure. The team’s qualification for the second round of the World Cup was a significant achievement, and his dedication to the sport in Morocco is widely appreciated.
As Vilda takes charge, Moroccan football enthusiasts have high hopes for the women’s national team.
Many are hailing the appointment of Vilda as a sign of progress in the fight for gender equality in sports. It is hoped that his expertise and experience will help to develop a strong and competitive women’s football team in Morocco, something that has been lacking in the country until now.