16 Jul AFCON information: Morocco deny Herve Renard resignation experiences
After a disappointing AFCON, the 50-year-old was reportedly set to depart the give up as coach of the Atlas Lions
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has denied experiences claiming their head coach Herve Renard has resigned.
Morocco endured a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations marketing campaign, exiting the competitors within the spherical of 16 with a 4-1 penalty shoot-out defeat to Benin, after the sport ended a 1-1 attract 120 minutes.
Following the match, experiences emerged on Monday suggesting the previous Lille and Ivory Coast coach had stepped down from his submit after the underwhelming exhibiting in Egypt.
Nonetheless, the FRMF denied the hypothesis by insisting Renard – who took the Atlas Lions job again in 2016 – remains to be in cost.
The FRMF did, although, verify conferences had been held with Renard to overview Morocco’s AFCON efficiency.
“The Royal Moroccoan Football Federation denies the information that’s at present being circulated in regards to the resignation of Herve Renard from the coaching of the nationwide team,” a press release on their official web site learn.
“It’s value mentioning that the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation held two conferences on Sunday and Monday with Mr Renard to judge the participation of the nationwide team within the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.”
Whereas Renard might not have resigned from his function, the 50-year-old has not precisely dedicated his future to the Atlas Lions, and talking completely to Objective he stated: “Proper now, I have not made any official resolution about my future.”
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Below Renard’s steerage, Morocco certified for his or her first World Cup in 20 years after they secured a spot on the 2018 version in Russia. Whereas they might have completed backside of Group B, the African aspect carried out higher than many anticipated in a troublesome group that included Spain, Portugal and Iran. Morocco even managed to seize a degree towards Spain, with solely an injury-time penalty from Iago Aspas stopping them from snatching all three.
Previous to taking cost of Morocco, Renard had beforehand managed a number of African nations together with: Angola, Zambia and Ivory Coast – the latter two whom he managed to information to AFCON glory.
In the meantime on this 12 months’s match, Senegal – who eradicated Benin within the quarter-final stage and Tunisia within the semis – will meet Algeria in Friday’s ultimate, after they beat Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Guinea en route.