Hervé Renard, cold anger and acidic remarks


By: Manu Tournoux

The confirmation of the departure of Hervé Renard after the participation of the Bleues in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games sparked many reactions.

This Wednesday, light was shed on the future of Hervé Renard as coach of the French women's football team. After the president of the French Football Federation, Philippe Diallo, announced in the columns of Le Figaro that the tactician would leave at the end of his contract scheduled for the end of August 2024, the main interested party, in turn, officially confirmed the information. An announcement which provoked numerous reactions, rarely in favor of Hervé Renard.

International tricolor, but also consultant for the channel The Team, Charlotte Lorgeré gave her clear opinion on the subject this Wednesday. “ This series still fascinates. We already knew that before coming to the head of Les Bleues, he was not going to stay. It was crisp and clear. Then the CAN soap opera (Hervé Renard wanted to help Côte d'Ivoire during CAN 2024, editor's note), leave, it shocks no one, especially not him. And there before the Olympics, it was announced that he was going to leave. So actually, where is the respect? We're still looking for him. This soap opera makes me laugh a lot. »

“He came to expose himself”

A yellow laugh for the RC Lens player who is not the only one to admit a certain resentment towards the coach, who arrived a year ago to succeed Corinne Diacre who was the victim of the revolt of several players, including Wendie Renard, Marie-Antoinette Katoto and Kadidiatou Diani. Still on the sports media channel, journalist Mélisande Gomez did not hesitate to talk about “ camouflage » from Hervé Renard regarding women's football. As for his colleague, Timothée Maymon, he was even harsher.

The journalist gave his vision of things on the choice of Hervé Renard to leave his post in Saudi Arabia to become coach of the Bleues. “ I find it a little naive to think that Hervé Renard is suddenly coming to the bedside of the French team because he believes in the project. Hervé Renard is a media man. He was with the African teams he managed, he continues to be. He came with the French team, mainly for Hervé Renard, more than for the French team and to expose himself. Because he's a winner, certainly, he's a good coach, but he also came for himself, for his own communication. (…) The Olympics were an opportunity to put a big spotlight on women's football, and therefore on Hervé Renard. He's going to take what he's going to take and leave.»

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