According to The Athletic, the French women’s players are very satisfied with the selection of Herve Renard to replace Corinne Diacre, who was recently fired from the position of head coach of the French women’s team in early March.
Lyon Club President Jean-Michel Aulas, who is also in charge of women’s football at the French Football Federation (FFF), together with Strasbourg President Marc Keller, FFF Secretary General Laura Georges selected suitable replacement candidates for the club. Mrs. Diacre.
In early March, the French women’s team experienced internal turmoil. Captain Wendie Renard announced his withdrawal from the national team, after which teammates Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto followed suit. FFF immediately fired coach Diacre.
The conflict between Ms. Diacre and her students arose a long time ago and “exploded” after the 2022 Women’s Euro when France lost to Germany in the semi-finals. The players criticized Corinne Diacre’s management style as well as her lack of professionalism in building the national team.
The appointment of Herve Renard is expected to be announced by the FFF after this strategist ends his term with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation this year.
Herve Renard began his coaching career in 1999 at SC Draguignan and coached 12 teams, including 6 national teams. During the past 24 years, Renard has been very fortunate with African teams, having never led a women’s team.
Renard won the Africa Cup of Nations twice with Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015. He used to go to Vietnam to lead Nam Dinh but parted ways after a short time in 2004.
From 2019 to now, Renard has led the Saudi team to win the right to attend the 2022 World Cup, impressing with a 2-1 victory over Argentina in the group stage. Messi and his teammates then won the world championship.
If he leads the French women’s team, Renard will again attend a World Cup. In the 2023 Women’s World Cup, the French women’s team will meet Jamaica in the opening match on July 23, before facing Brazil on July 29 and Panama on August 2.
Le Bao | 13:15 March 21, 2023