Hervé Renard: Zambian coach looks beyond Afcon/CAN 2013

By The Africa Report
Posted on Friday, 18 January 2013 12:58

Renard, a virtually unknown former French defender, made his debut in the coaching arena quite early. He shot into the limelight when Claude Le Roy decided to make him his assistant in Shanghai (2002-2003) and later in Ghana (2007-2008).

Renard became a full-fledged coach of Zambia in 2008. He left to continue his career in Angola in 2010 only to return to Zambia in November 2011 after 10 months on the bench at USM Alger.

Since winning the 2012 edition of Afcon, the French coach has been awarded Coach Of The Year by the Confederation of African Football and left a number of rejected coaching job offers in his trail.

Renard is bent on continuing his journey with the Chipolopolo to prove a point. He intends to get his muse team to qualify for its first World Cup in 2014.

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