Ex-Downs boss lands Wydad job

African Football

Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Miguel Gamondi has been confirmed as the technical director of Botola champions Wydad Casablanca.

Gamondi arrived in South Africa in 2005 as the assistant to Angel Capa but went on the win the league title as joint-manager alongside Neil Tovey.

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The Argentine eventually moved on to the now-defunct Platinum Stars and famously led them to the last-16 of the 2008 CAF Confederation Cup.

And over the past decade, he's enjoyed stints in Algeria, Libya and Morocco with CR Belouizdad, Ittihad Kalba, USM Alger and Hassania respectively.

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Last week it was reported that Gamondi was lined-up as the new head coach to replace Serbian coach Zoran Manojlovic.

However, after being unveiled in his new role at the Moroccan giants, Manojlovic was fired and since been replaced by Frenchman Sebastian Desabre as part of the immediate overhaul.

The former Pyramids FC coach returns for a second spell in charge, with Wydad second in the league and four points off Group C leaders Sundowns in the CAF Champions League.

Desabre signed a two-year deal with a mandate of retaining the league title and winning the African Champions League after the club were dumped out the Arab Championship by rivals Raja Casablanca.

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