Herve Renard Resigns With Saudi Arabia To Become French Women’s Team Coach
Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
2012 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) winning coach, Herve Renard has resigned from his duties as the coach of Saudi Arabia men’s national team.
The board of directors of the Saudi Arabia Football Federation (SAFF) has agreed that the coach will not complete the remaining period of his contract.
In line with the official legal procedure have beds agreed between the two parties to terminate the contract.
The coach guided the team to its final game on Tuesday which ended in a 2-1 loss to Bolivia.
He is expected to take charge of the French women’s national team after Corinne Diacre’s sack.
A major highlight of his career as Saudi coach was a 2-1 win over the 2022 FIFA World Cup Champions, Argentina in the group stage.
Renard paid the penalty clause to coach the French women’s national team.
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Renard won two AFCONs with Ivory Coast and Zambia during his stint in Africa.
Renard has previously been the manager of the Zambia national team, with whom he won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations; he also won the competition in 2015 with the Ivory Coast, becoming the first coach to win two Africa Cup of Nations with different teams.
In addition, he coached Morocco at the 2018 World Cup.
In 2019, he was appointed as manager of Saudi Arabia.
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