Hervé Renard appointed new coach of the Bleues until August 2024

After hearing several candidates, the former Saudi Arabian coach was appointed head of the Azzurri on Thursday. He succeeds Corinne Deacon, who was discharged on March 9.

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Hervé Renard, coach of Saudi Arabia during the World Cup in Qatar, November 26, 2022. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Corinne Deacon’s successor, dismissed on March 9, is now known. Hervé Renard, 54, was appointed by the French Football Federation (FFF) as the new head coach of the French women’s team on Thursday 30 March. Until now the coach of Saudi Arabia, a nation that made it shine at the last World Cup by beating Argentina, the future world champion, the Savoyard finds a bench in France. Take the reins of a selection marked by the passage of Corinne Deacon, testifies the rebellion of some leaders of the group.

Overtaken by Lille and Sochaux, Hervé Renard led several African selections (Zambia, Angola, Ivory Coast, Morocco) and won two African Cups (Zambia 2012 and Ivory Coast 2015). From now on, the French coach, with his experience and ability to federate a group, is preparing to take on a new challenge: leading a women’s team for the first time.

He has only a few months left to prepare for the next World Cup (July 20-August 20, 2023) and the Paris 2024 Olympics. The work promises to be immense because the question is whether Hervé Renard will have a full workforce, and whether the executives who had withdrawn from the selection (Wendie Renard, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Kadidiatou Diani and Perle Morroni) will return to the next rally in April.

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