Renard visited a restaurant in Dubai owned by Morocco’s Choumicha.
Rabat – Herve Renard, the former coach of the Moroccan national football team, appears to be nostalgic for the land of the Atlas Lions—particularly, its cuisine. The Frenchman shared a photo on Instagram today at Bab al Mansour, Dubai’s first gourmet Moroccan restaurant.
The restaurant is owned by Choumicha Chafay, a Moroccan producer and food connoisseur.
Choumicha is famous for her cooking programs on Morocco’s 2M, France’s CuisineTV, and Italy’s Babel TV. She has also published more than 30 successful cookbooks in Arabic and French, and runs a bimonthly magazine dedicated to Moroccan cuisine.
Renard officially resigned from his position as head coach of the Atlas Lions on July 21, 2019 after the Moroccan team’s shock exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
In a message posted to Instagram, Renard expressed his pride in being given the opportunity to serve as coach of the national team.
“For me, Morocco will always remain a country with which I experienced incredible emotions.”
Renard also expressed his “sincere” love and respect for the members of the national team. “It was a great adventure,” he added.
Just over a month later, Renard reached an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s football federation. The former professional football player now manages the Saudi Arabian national football team.
Read also: 10 Most Delicious Moroccan Foods