Rabat - Will Hervé Renard leave the national team after the World Cup? It seems that Algeria and Egypt want to recruit the French coach of Morocco’s football team.
Rabat – Will Hervé Renard leave the national team after the World Cup? It seems that Algeria and Egypt want to recruit the French coach of Morocco’s football team.
Hervé Renard made quite the impression during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The coach of the national team had succeeded in getting the Atlas Lions qualified for the competition after 20 years’ absence.
Under contract with Morocco until 2022, Renard has received offers from the Egyptian and Algerian federations.
According to Arabic outlet Al Massae, Egypt, which will separate from coach Hector Cuper after a disappointing World Cup, is seriously thinking of recruiting Renard.
As for Algeria, the president of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), Khaireddine Zetchi, has announced that Hervé Renard is on the waiting list of potential coaches of the Algerian selection to replace coach Rabah Madjar after his departure.
Will Renard, who has coached both Côte d’Ivoire and Zambia in the past, consider the African federations’ offers? The 49-year coach has had a rough couple of days during the World Cup, especially after his altercation with US referee Mark Geiger during the Morocco-Portugal match on June 20.
Renard was very upset when the referee denied Morocco three penalty kicks during the game. In addition, the referee did not use the VAR to determine whether Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal was legitimate.
After the game, the teary Atlas Lions coach expressed his anger about the ‘unfair’ arbitration, feeling like victory was robbed by the referee.
However, despite all the speculations, Renard, who did not answer the rumors, wants to stay focused on the last game of Morocco against Spain, today.
In a pre-match press conference held yesterday in Kaliningrad, Renard said that the most difficult thing is “to play such a game, knowing that we will have to pack and go home and leave the competition.” He added that the loss is easier to accept “when you are not up to the job.”