Houcine Ammouta was announced as the successor to Walid Regragui as manager of African and Moroccan champions Wydad AC on Thursday, returning to a post where he previously found success. The 52-year-old led Wydad to the Botola Pro and CAF Champions League titles himself back in 2017 and will have to deal with high expectations after the club’s success last season. Ammouta’s last job was with Morocco’s domestic-based national side, a group he led to win the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2020.
The veteran tactician has won several trophies in his managerial career of nearly twenty years. Ammouta won the Coupe du Trône and CAF Confederation Cup with FUS Rabat in 2010 and also won four trophies with Qatari club Al Sadd, a club he represented as a player. Wydad will start their 2022-23 Botola Pro campaign in September and Ammouta will also have the 2022 CAF Super Cup to prepare for on September 10, a matchup that will see WAC take on fellow Moroccan club and 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup champions RS Berkane.