This is the second time when Arriyadia television channel announced the national coach’s resignation.
Rabat – Morocco’s Football Federation (FRMF) issued a statement on July 15 to deny the resignation of Herve Renard, head coach of Morocco’s national football team.
FRMF said in a statement that it denies all reports that Renard has resigned from his post.
“President of the Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) Fouzi Lekjaa had two meetings with Renard on Sunday and Monday to evaluate Morocco’s performance during the 2019 African Cup of Nations,” FRMF said.
The statement added that Lekjaa and Renard also spoke about the future of the national team and decided to hold another meeting in the near future.
Last week, a close source to Renard denied the coach’s intention to resign.
The source reported that Renard only took a break to think about his future with the Atlas Lions, adding that the coach’s decision will be based on the performance of the Atlas Lions during the CAN.
The denial was prompted by several rumors that Renard had already resigned. On July 9, Moroccan television channel Arriyadia reported that the coach had left the Atlas Lions.
The rumors of Renard’s resignation came in the wake of the Atlas Lions’ shock exit from the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2019.
Renard served as a coach of the national team since 2016. He previously coached Cote D’Ivoire and Zambia, winning the Africa Cup of Nations with both teams.
After Morocco’s exit from the 2019 CAN on July 5, an uproar emerged on social media, especially when his alleged salary was disclosed.
Renard is said to receive a salary of €120,000 from the Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF).
Some Moroccan fans condemned the performance of the national team and Renard, who receives the highest salary in African football.
FRMF is expected to hold a meeting on July 22 to speak about the situation of football in Morocco. Football experts will convene during the event.