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Official: Morocco appoint Herve Renard as head coach

Posted on February 16, 2016
Herve Renard

Photo: Royal Moroccan Football Federation official website

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation have officially appointed Herve Renard as the head coach for the national team on a three-year deal.

The French coach, who was most recently sacked from his post as Lille manager after 13 games, will succeed former manager Ezzaki Badou.

Ezzaki Badou has been appointed at the helm of the Moroccan team in May 2014. The Moroccan Royal Federation of Football have agreed to terminate the contract by mutual consent citing “bad results, team instability and problems with other members of coaching staff” as the reasons behind the decision.

’s newly-appointed manager Renard is well known in Africa for being the only manager to win the Africa Cup of Nations with two different teams, Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015. He made a name for himself after leading Zambia to the 2012 AFCON after beating the heavily star-studded Ivory Coast in the final.

Renard has been tasked with qualifying for the semi-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon as well as reaching 2018 the World Cup in Russia.

The 47-year-old manager has been linked with Egypt job after quitting Ivory Coast in May 2015. He has also been recently linked with job before joining the the Atlas Lions.


  1. Leonard Mushipi

    February 16, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Congrats Herve Renard. Do africa proud again this time at the world cup in rRussia.

  2. hichem azzaoui, maroc

    February 17, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    He will win the wolrd coup 2018 with morroco. .

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