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Morocco's football federation denies resignation of Atlas Lions’ coach Hervé Renard

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French coach Hervé Renard. / Ph. DR

While Morocco’s state-owned sports channel Arriyadia announced, Monday that French coach Hervé Renard resigned, the Royal Moroccan Football Association denied the news in a statement published later in the day.

According to the same source, the President of the sports body held «two meetings on Sunday and Monday with Hervé Renard to evaluate the performance of the national team at the Africa Cup of Nations». The federation also revealed that other meetings will address the same topic in the upcoming days.

The news on Renard's «resignation» was first published, on the same day, Arriyadia. The latter tweeted earlier in the day that the 50-year-old manager has resigned.

Renard’s resignation comes after he helped the Morocco national football team qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. However, the team couldn’t make at the continental competition, after it lost to Benin at the second round.

The French coach who managed before two African teams, namely Cote d’Ivoire and Zambia, started managing the Atlas Lions in February 2016. In 2017, he qualified the team for the Russian 2018 World Cup.

Renard’s contract with the Royal Moroccan Football Federation had been extended, in 2017, until February 2022.  

Article modified on : 2019.07.15 16h36

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