Morocco extends Herve Renard's deal until 2022

Morocco extends Herve Renard's deal until 2022
Herve Renard, coach of Morocco and players celebrates a victory during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017. 09:00

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation has handed national team coach Herve Renard a new contract which will expire in February 2022.

RMFF opted to lock the French manager down after leading the Atlas Lions to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, for the first time since 1998.

The 49-year-old former Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire coach's target is to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as well as qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

"Renard's contract guarantees him to work under the best conditions until 2022 and with different objectives," the BBC quotes Fouzi Lekjaa of FMF.

"By agreeing the deal we are demonstrating our faith in Renard beyond the World Cup.

"We are saying that we believe that Renard is the right man to take us forward."

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