Rabat - The Moroccan football team’s coach, Hervé Renard has clarified his situation once and for all, shutting down all speculations during an interview with 2M.
Rabat – The Moroccan football team’s coach, Hervé Renard has clarified his situation once and for all, shutting down all speculations during an interview with 2M.
In the past few days, Hervé Renard has been the center of all kinds of rumors: rumors that he would join the Egypt and Algeria football teams, rumors of his feud with Mustapha Hadji, rumors of his “conditions” for the FRMF, rumors he wanted to leave Morocco’s team, and attempts to understand his cryptic messages on social media.
Intercepted on his flight back home from Russia to Morocco, the French coach agreed to answer 2M’s questions about his future.
Renard who was “very touched by the Moroccans’ support” has talked about his adventure at the World Cup, slamming Spain, Portugal, and the referee.
Addressing the rumors, “No one speaks with my name,” said Renard. He added that he has “a contract with FRMF until 2022.”
“Many things are possible in the world of football. Sometimes there are leaders who are not happy with their coaches and they decide to replace them. There may also be a desire to leave from the coach. For the moment, we are not there. We will see what will happen in the coming weeks,” added the coach of the Atlas Lions.
Yesterday, Renard, who has also coached Côte d’Ivoire and Zambia, gave some explanations on social media, regarding his “conditions” to stay with the national team. Renard said that he did not have any meeting with FRMF.
“Contrary to what can be said in some media, I have had no meeting since the end of our participation in the World Cup. As a result, I could not express any particular requirement for the future,” he said.
Last week, Al Ahdath Al Maghribia reported that Renard had set conditions to remain at the head of the Atlas Lions following their defeat at the World Cup in Russia.
Renard’s first condition was reported to be that Nasser Larguet, the squad’s technical director, be allowed to stay at his post.
Renard was also said to have asked the FRMF to allow him more room regarding the choice of players and staff members that he wants to works with. Renard would get rid of assistant coach Moustapha Hadji, who is said to have issues with many of Renard’s key players.