Following the resignation of Badou Zaki less than a week ago, Morocco has unveiled former Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire coach Herve Renard as coach on a three year deal.
Zaki quit the job on February 10 following a poor show at the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Rwanda where they failed to get out of the group.
The Morocco FA has tasked the two time Africa Nations Cup winner (2012 – Zambia & 2015 – Cote d’Ivoire) to ensure the Atlas Lions reach the semi-finals at the forthcoming AFCON finals in 2017 as well as take them to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Renard who has been jobless after French side Lille relieved him of duties in November last year will be assisted by long time coaching assistant Patrice Baumelle as well Morocco legend Moustapha Hadji.
Besides the senior team, the French man has been tasked to handle the local based national team as well as the national U-23 side.
His first competitive game is expected in March against Cape Verde Islands in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers group that also has Libya and Sao Tome Principe.