Rabat - Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed as the new coach of Morocco's national squad of football, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced on Tuesday.
Rabat – Frenchman Herve Renard has been appointed as the new coach of Morocco’s national squad of football, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced on Tuesday.
Herve Renard, who has won the Africa Cup of Nations twice, will also be in charge of the national squad of local players.
He replaces Badou Zaki, who left as coach of the Atlas Lions by mutual consent.
Renard lead Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2015, three years after winning it with Zambia.
During a press briefing, the President of the FRMF, Fouzi Lekjaa, said the objectives of the new coach are the qualification for the African Cup of Nations in 2017, reaching the semi-finals of this competition, and the qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
Lekjaa also unveiled the salary of Hervé Renard, which will amount to MAD 600,000 per month ($62,000) and will increase to MAD 800,000 ($ 83,000) in case of qualification for the 2018 World Cup. The French coach will be assisted by his compatriot Patrice Beaumelle and by Mustapha Hadji.