Hervé Renard, head coach of Morocco’s national soccer team, has signed a two-year and half deal with the Saudi football association.
Renard, has not confirmed the deal, but Saudi sports media, Arriadiyyah, noted that kingdom’s football association will unveil the French technician in the next coming days, Huffpost Maghreb reports.
Renard parted July 21 officially with Morocco following the North African country’s poor performance at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, after Benin axed the Atlas Lions, during the 16 stage.
He won two AFCONs with two different countries, namely Zambia and Côte d’Ivoire, respectively in 2012 and 2015.
The French man who now embarks on his first Asian experience replaces Argentine coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi, who joined the Saudi national team in 2017 and led it to the 2018 FIFA World cup played in Russia.
The Saudis are preparing the group stage of the FIFA 2022 in Qatar qualifiers. The kingdom is lodged in the group with Uzbekistan, Palestine, Yemen and Singapore.