Former coach Jorge Bilda, who led Spain to victory in the Women’s World Cup in August but stepped down due to controversy over sexual harassment at the award ceremony, has been appointed as the head coach of the Moroccan women’s national team.
U.S. sports media ESPN reported on the 13th, “Coach Bilda will take the helm of the Moroccan women’s national team,” adding, “There will be an official announcement this week.”
Bilda, who has been in charge of Spain’s women’s soccer team since 2015, won the Women’s World Cup in August this year, but stepped down next month.
Even before the start of the World Cup, Bilda had friction with 15 Spanish national players over how to train.
In response, the Spanish Football Association prepared for the World Cup, excluding players who rebelled against the coach, and eventually won the championship.
However, controversy spread when Luis Rubiales, then president of the Spanish Football Association, forcibly kissed his country’s player Henifer Hermoso at the World Cup awards ceremony, and Bilda was also criticized for touching the female coach’s chest.
Coach Bilda hugged the coaches in the final and took her hand to the female coach’s chest.
The scene was broadcast all over the world, and online criticism of the director, such as “I can’t believe he’s sexually harassed in the midst of this” and “What is this doing?”
In the FIFA Women’s Soccer Rankings, Spain is second and Morocco 58th, which is a big difference.
Bilda’s debut is the 2024 Paris Olympics qualifier against Namibia later this month.
Morocco advanced to the round of 16 in this year’s Women’s World Cup, defeating South Korea 1-0 in the group stage. 스포츠토토