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Hervé Renard extends his contract with Morocco until 2022

Herve Renard - Morocco

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The Moroccan Football Federation have announced on Tuesday that manager ’s contract has been extended until February 2022.

After a successful spell with the national team the Frenchman was rewarded with a contract extension. Renard took charge of in 2016 and helped them reach the World Cup for the first time since 1998.

The Moroccan Football Federation have set targets for the manager in the upcoming period which are to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and qualify to World Cup 2022.

“Renard’s contract guarantees him to work under the best conditions until 2022 and with different objectives,” said federation chief Fouzi Lekjaa. “By agreeing the deal we are demonstrating our faith in Renard beyond the World Cup. We are saying that we believe that Renard is the right man to take us forward.”

The reason behind the contract extension is that Renard achieved the targets set by the federation, which were reaching the quarterfinals of the 2017 AFCON as well as securing a place in the 2018 World Cup.

It is worth noting that Renard won the AFCON in 2012 with Zambia, and he won it again three years later with Ivory Coast and both wins were via penalty shoot-outs. He became the first coach to win the AFCON with two different countries.

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