ZAMBIA coach Herve Renard
Herve Renard

Cote d’Ivoire football federation president Sidy Diallo has confirmed that national team coach Herve Renard has vacated his position.

Renard, 46, arrived in the country on Thursday and held talks with the football body, essentially to determine his release clause estimated to be around €400,000.

Renard, who led the Elephants to their second Africa Cup of Nations title early this year in Equatorial Guinea, had 18 months left on his contract.

Reports in France suggest that he is on the verge of joining Ligue 1 side Lille, who confirmed the departure of Rene Girard this week.

His assistant Patrice Beaumelle – who also worked with him when he won the Afcon title with Zambia – will also leave his post with Cote d’Ivoire.

Renard had earlier condemned a financial scandal involving bonuses for the Ivorian team following their Afcon victory, which local authorities confirmed were partially stolen.

“After waiting for an Afcon trophy all these years, it is a pity that those who worked for the recent victory can’t get their reward,” Renard said.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. EMBATTLED Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mutembo Nchito has decided to run to the courts in a scheme to continue delaying the commencement of sittings of the Annel Silungwe- led tribunal currently investigating his professional misconduct.
    Mr Nchito yesterday filed an application in the Lusaka High Court in which he has asked the court to stay the tribunal hearing and his suspension from the office of DPP.

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    • Never even contemplate bringing this football coaching opportunist to Zambia again

      Never ever again.

      he never added any value to our football

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    • @1.1
      learn to appreciate, if your father was an opportunistic failure dont dump it on everybody,
      FAZ time to get the coach whose spirit lies with us (HR).

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    • Mr Trophy? which country next? well guess jumping off the ship at it’s peak. Try Uganda or Malawi?? so that we judge you if you can truly change teams.

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  2. Why not comment on matters related to this article than sound loud because of the gang of corrupt elements who want to protect their corrupt friends.

    In fact the man is insisting on holding the tribunal in the public. what is Edgar and his friend scared of holding the tribunal in the public? There is something fishy.

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  3. Herve renard is a chancer,patrice is a follower .If any team had to accept renard they should not take on patrice the chap is a soccer prostitute

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    • @Wazabanga; I don’t think he is a “football prostitute” at all. It’s called being ambitious. No need to stay in one position if there is room for growth!

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    • You @Wazabanga are the confirmation of how Africans get stuck and start feeding on the maggots of their once-upon-a-time glory. When you grow a CV like that it is a flash that will soon go out. Now I am even more convinced you lot deserve your government, especially those that have been ministers and administrators since 1964. Confirmed in the checkbox – TICK.

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    • RENARD HAD A TIME-LINE OF LEADING TO BEING A MANAGER TO A EUROPEAN PREMIER LEAGUE. FIRST, HE TRAINED AS MANAGER IN BEAUTIFUL CITY OF STRASBOURG, LED ZAMBIA TO AFRICA CUP VICTORY, AND THEN QUIT AND JOINED IVORY COAST TO GO AND TRY IF LEADING ZAMBIA TO VICTORY WASN’T JUST A CHANCE. HE PROVED IT WAS PART OF HIS HARD WORK WHEN HE AGAIN LED IVORY COAST TO ANOTHER AFRICA CUP VICTORY. NOW, NO ONE IN EUROPE AND ENGLAND CAN DOUBT HIS IMMENSE ABILITY TO MANAGE EVEN IN EUROPEAN PREMIER LEAGUES. THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL BEING AMBITIOUS AND FOCUSED. TO PROVE A POINT BEYOND DOUBT HE TOOK THE SAME TEAM THAT LOST TO ZAMBIA. HE IS A GENIUS.

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  4. He the right to do so, kaili
    Bapaya,farmer they everyone is happy with then, let then sort out the bre issue, since,they claim to have claimed wisdom from…….e,,,,,,st

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  5. you can call him big headed if you want but this man together with those 23 players brought the afcon to zambia ….all the best renard and your white shirts ….and remember to take some boom to france

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  6. Thank God I thot he has come to Zambia. It would have been the begining of the begining. Go well my dear never in zambia again

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  7. It is a football post, but the flounders bring in politics. Zambia develops not because of morons like the three talking politics above.

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  8. You may have your opinion about this man but he has won the afcon twice in five years. No coach is zambia has done that yet. With the way things are looking we may not see that cup again for the next decade or longer.

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    • How can we see the cup again with a clueless, useless coach like comical Dishonour janza.

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  9. @Dalitso ambition for me is ex great Kalu challenging Issa Hayatou for CAF presidency! Or Herve Renard becoming French National team! Not ukulasuma ba kaponya!

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  10. It is not every time you can be lucky in life. One day Renard will find out this. He simple uses Africa as a launch pad for a coaching career in France. When he saw his club in France was relegated he run back to Africa to resuscitate his coaching fortunes. No wonder his name means in French “fox” . He is a sly fox, isn’t he?

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    • @11 HOW MANY COMPANIES HAVE YOU WORKED FOR SINCE YOU STARTED YOUR WORKING LIFE? ARE YOU STILL WORKING FOR THE SAME COMPANY YOU STARTED WITH FROM SCHOOL? YOU USED THE FIRST, SECOND OR THIRD AS A LAUNCH-PAD. THAT ENRICHED YOUR CV FOR OTHER JOB PROSPECTS. NOW, IF THAT’S TRUE, WHY THEN DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH RENARD CHANGING COMPANIES?

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  11. Ok guys – politics aside – what Renard is doing is general ambition of what should be. I have only seen Nigerians and Zimbabweans prominently doing what Renard is doing. They get to a high then they jump to the next best thing while the glory is still shimmering. I have done it with success, too! Get out on a high to a bigger space, or just as the dip is fast looming, use the impact of what landed you where you are to make a leap. See? It is not difficult. Don’t always look for something that will send you into a pension – some of you are even worried about coming back home because of getting stuck in the same position since you first made a move out of your so-called comfort zone!

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  12. HR the PE teacher will always use dull Africans to springboard his career when times are hard….he knows how docile we are…

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    • @ 13
      ba useless jay jay naimwe, you been calling HR who brought the afcon cup “useless PE teacher for so long yet you have never called your fellow kachema tribesman(Dishonour janza) any names.

      Shut your slow punctured brain and come to terms that HR is a far better coach than your kachema tribesman whose only achievement is beating malawi no kuchema.

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    • Iwe chi Jayjay, have some brains. Renaud didn’t use Africans, instead Africans used him. He helped 3 Zambian players go to the French league but the chaps are to weak to compete so they have opted to move from Europe to weaker leagues such China (in the case of Sunzu). Chi Jayjay uli chikopo sana.

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    • Typical Phd syndrome! No one has used the other. This is win – win business and Renard has delivered with both Zambia and Cote d’voire. What more you want?Give the man a break!

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  13. Meanwhile come back to zambia for holiday and have nice time with Mampi. May be you can leave some dollars which will help to reduce the exchange rate of our kwacha which has useless in the past months because of poor economic policies by pf.

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  14. My friend your so called good coach Janza, did literally nothing at afcon. Ivory Coast had the same players before, why didn’t they win? Zambia had not even reached the nock out stages for many years before HR. It’s not coincidence to win two cups!

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  15. Good young man HR. He did not use Africans to launch himself upwards. We went to him and he agreed to come to us. WhY twist things? This idea of mixing personal grudges into the public domain is just a cheap way to fight personal battles. HR is an achiever, period. If HR, having been single, happened to have gone for the same single lady you were pursuing go for another one,as long as they are single and you are too.

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