After weeks of speculation, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation has finally confirmed that it has secured the services of Hervé Renard as the new coach of the Moroccan National team.
He replaces Baddou Zaki who was criticized for failing to prepare the team for competition at the continental and international levels to secure its spot in both the 2018 World Cup and the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
Renard was axed by Ligue 1 side Lille last November for poor performance after he managed to pick just two wins and scored only seven goals in his first 13 Ligue 1 matches in charge.
Hervé Renard is a household name in African as far as African football is concerned following his outstanding performances with both Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.
He is the only coach to have won the African Cup of Nations with two different national teams. He won the coveted title with Zambia in 2012 and with Cote d’Ivoire in 2015.
Morocco are joint leaders at the top of Group F of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Cape Verde and Renard is expected to qualify the Atlas Lions for the 2017 Cup of Nations.