Herve Renard steps down as coach of Morocco’s national team after AFCON 2019 flop
Morocco were one of the pre-tournament favourites for Egypt 2019 but suffered a shock penalty shootout defeat by Benin in the last 16. Renard, who won AFCON with Zambia (2012) and Ivory Coast (2015), had been in charge since February 2016.
In a statement on social media, Renard, 50, said ‘It is time for me to close this long and beautiful chapter of my life, not without some emotion and sadness. It is an inevitable decision taken well before Afcon 2019. I took this decision after having – of course – carefully considered [it]. It is therefore irreversible.”
Renard took Morocco from 81st in the Fifa world rankings to 47th. He led them to two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and to the World Cup in Russia in 2018 the first time the Atlas Lions had played at the global event for 20 years.
His hopes of winning a third Afcon title were dashed in Egypt, and Renard admitted it was not the outcome he had expected. “We had all hoped [for] better for the Afcon 2019 in Egypt. But this is football it gives birth to the wildest hopes and brings us hard to the reality of a too-quick elimination on penalties!”
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