Reports: Former Cranes coach Desabre set to take over at Wydad Casablanca

Fired by Egyptian club Pyramids FC, former Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre is already looking to bounce back into the managerial hot seat.

This is after concordant reports are linking the Frenchman to take over at Moroccan top division side Wydad Casablanca.

Wydad severed relationship with their head coach Zoran Manojlovic six months after he took over at the club.

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The Serbian guided Wydad to 11 league wins in the Moroccan Botola Pro league, as they sit top on 23 points, just four points behind leaders RS Berkane. Wydad’s early cup elimination to rivals FAR Rabat put the writing on the wall.

But when Manojlovic’s side threw away a 4-1 lead as they were eliminated by Raja Casablanca in the Arab Champions Cup, surely the Serbian’s time was almost up.

The 2-2 draw against Petro Atletico in the CAF Champions League was the last straw in his coffin.

After Manoljovic’s sack was confirmed on Monday evening, reports linking Desabre to the club caught on like wildfire.

Desabre is very much adored in Casablanca, and a return to the club he managed in 2016 before being sacked in January 2017, will be more than welcome.

The former Esperance, ASEC Mimosa and Ismaily head coach has kept close links with the club and is understood to have recommended a couple of Ugandan stars including Allan Okello and Fahad Bayo, while he played a starring role in Joel Madondo’s move to the club.

The 43-year-old was appointed as head coach of the Uganda Cranes and helped the country qualify for a consecutive AFCON tournament in 2019.

In Egypt, he steered the Cranes to the round of 16 knockout stage of the tournament for the first time in 41 years, before they were eliminated 1-0 by finalists Senegal.

The native from Valence then dumped the Cranes for Pyramids in Egypt, where he spent five months before he was given the boot after a poor run of results that has left Pyramids in seventh spot on the Egyptian Premier League table.

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