The departure of Hervé Renard confirmed!


By: Manu Tournoux

Arriving a year ago at the head of the Bleues, Hervé Renard revealed that he would indeed leave his position as coach at the end of the Olympic Tournament.

This time, there is no longer room for doubt. Questioned on the sidelines of the draw for the Olympic tournament, all in all lenient with the French women's team, which will successively face Colombia, on July 25 in Lyon, Canada, July 28 in Saint-Etienne, and finally New Zeeland, on July 31 in Lyon, Hervé Renard raised questions about his future after the Olympic Games.

As expected for several months, the Cannes technician will indeed leave the French women's team as soon as the Games are over. “To be clear with you, I have announced to the Federation that I will not continue. This will not bother anyone, especially not the girls, who are used to changing coaches in their club,” he announced. His departure was announced a little earlier in the day by Philippe Diallo, the president of the French Football Federation.

“It is his wish not to continue”

“Hervé has a contract which ends after the Olympics at the end of August 2024, he confided during an interview with Le Figaro. It is his wish to complete his mission and not continue it. » Hervé Renard should not lack requests at the end of his mandate with the Blues. At the start of winter, Ivory Coast had wanted to loan the former midfielder during the CAN following the dismissal of Jean-Louis Gasset and his name had also been mentioned in Algeria after the departure of Djamel Belmadi .

But Hervé Renard hopes to end his adventure with Les Bleues with an Olympic medal. After seeing France eliminated on penalties in the quarter-finals of the last World Cup, he led his troops to the final of the Nations League, a historic first. Wendie Renard's teammates, after eliminating Germany in the semi-final, then faced Spain in the final.

“The objective is therefore to bring home a medal”

“Spain was stronger than us. We still need to progress because French football today is not the best football in the world. This does not mean that we cannot win because it is not always the best who win in the end. We have to manage the competition as best we can”he whispered this Wednesday, adding: “The main objective is of course to finish first in the group. When we see the quality of the teams that make up the other groups, it promises to be a very difficult Olympics but that’s the price for being crowned.”

“For me, the most important thing is French women's football, whose best result during the Olympic Games is fourth, he continued. The objective is therefore to bring back a medal for France, and if we are capable and if we deserve to go for something else, we will see. It won't be easy with the pressure from the organizing country. »

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