Herve Renard appointed France Women’s coach until 2024 and leads the team to the World Cup
Herve Renard, the 54-year-old Frenchman, has been appointed as the coach of France Women until 2024 and will be leading the team at this year’s World Cup, as confirmed by the French federation (FFF) on Thursday. Renard had recently resigned as coach of the Saudi Arabia men’s team after he led them to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a surprising group-stage win against Argentina.
Ranked fifth in the world, France will be looking to win their first World Cup at this year’s showpiece tournament scheduled to be held from July 20 to August 20 in New Zealand and Australia. Renard will reveal his squad for France’s next two friendlies during his presentation on Friday, and the team will face Colombia on April 7 and Canada on April 11, respectively.
The FFF sacked Corinne Diacre, France’s former coach, this month after the team’s captain, Wendie Renard, said she would not play at the World Cup if the coach remained in charge. Renard has expressed his excitement on his latest appointment and will aim to lead France to a World Cup success with his managerial experience, having led Zambia and Ivory Coast to African Nations Cup titles in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
🖊️ 𝙃𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚́ 𝙍𝙚𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙙 est le nouveau sélectionneur de l’Equipe de France Féminine 🇫🇷
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— Equipe de France Féminine (@equipedefranceF) March 30, 2023
In the recent friendly match against Bolivia last week, which ended in a 2-1 loss for Saudi Arabia, Renard had said that he had taken the team as far as he could. He has now returned to his roots to lead the talented France Women’s team to yet another success.
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