Rabat – Hervé Renard has become quite the Saidia social media sensation.
After attending the Berkane Renaissance – Generation Foot match in Oujda on April 18, the French coach took some time for himself, touring Saidia.
During his stay, Renard was spotted enjoying his time in a seaside resort, bartering for a traditional Moroccan djellaba.
On Twitter, people admired Renard’s embrace of the Moroccan style: “Hervé Renard rocks!”; “He is Moroccan now”; “What a beautiful smile, such a humble person, thank you Hervé.”
Aujourd’hui avec Mr Hervé Renard
Station Balnéaire Saidia Med ?????? pic.twitter.com/nvF23XHAYh
— Yahya Hakka (@yahyahakka) April 18, 2018
The 49-year-old coach recently opened up about his private life in the latest edition of Hola! Maroc, as he discussed his values, coaching, and love for the African continent.
Renard shared the cover of the Moroccan magazine with his wife Vivan Dièye, the widow of Bruno Metsu, former coach of Senegal’s national team.
“In Africa I feel free. This continent brings me exceptional recognition, I don’t think I can live anywhere else,” he said to Hola!.
Despite rumors that he’s leaving the Moroccan team, Renard could become a Moroccan football fixture…depending on the national team’s performance in Russia next June. He believes that the Lions’ team “needs to improve its ball possession, as well as its ball recuperation techniques in order to compete with other teams” to achieve the lasting success in the world’s premier football tournament.