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Al Wakrah appoints Spaniard Murcia as interim coach

DOHA: Al Wakrah club has announced the signing of the Spanish coach Jose Murcia for two months, replacing the Spanish coach Bartolome Marquez Lopez.

Lopez was recently named as head coach of the Qatari national team, which will take part at the 2023 AFC Asian Cup from Jan. 12 to Feb. 10, 2024.

According to the official website of the club, Murcia will lead the first team’s training at the club this evening in preparation for the game against Muaither on Wednesday as part of the matchday 12 of the Expo Stars League.

A club statement said that the Spaniard’s job would end with the resumption of the league competition in mid-February, coinciding with the return of Lopez to lead the team again.

Al Wakrah had earlier announced that Marquez Lopez would return to the team after his mission with the team at the 2024 Asian Cup.

Al Wakrah are in second place in the league standings with 24 points, 4 points behind the Al Sadd at the top of the championship standings. (QNA)

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