Renard is the only coach to have won the African Cup of Nations twice with two teams: Zambia and the Ivory Coast.
Rabat – The head coach of Morocco’s national football team, Herve Renard, has high expectations ahead of the Atlas Lions’ match against the Ivory Coast, due to take place on June 28.
The coach, who has twice clinched the CAN title, flew to Egypt determined to lead his Moroccan team to triumph in the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN).
Renard, who won the title in 2015 with Ivory Coast, wants to make history again by winning the title with Morocco; the 12th team he has managed since the start of his coaching career in 1999.
Renard also won the title with Zambia in 2012.
Quoted by AFP, Renard said that the upcoming game, against the team he used to coach, is “special” for him.
Morocco’s national football team already has three points in its pocket after a win against Namibia on Sunday, June 23.
After the Namibia-Morocco football game, Renard took to social media to thank Moroccan football fans for their support.
Posting a photo of a Moroccan child attending the game, Renard wrote: “Thanks to the Moroccan public for its support during this important victory against Namibia.”
It remains to be seen whether the Atlas Lions will satisfy their fans during the match against Ivory Coast, which will qualify them for the Round 16 of the competition.