There are several names being considered to replace Corinne Diacre and Saudi Arabia boss Renard has put his name in the hat
According to a report from L’Équipe, Saudi Arabia national team manager Hervé Renard has expressed interest in becoming the head coach of the France Women’s national team. Renard is reportedly among the candidates being considered to replace Corinne Diacre, who recently left the position.
Under-contract Renard attracted to Les Bleus job
Corinne Diacre was sacked from her role as the head coach of the France Women’s national team yesterday. Diacre had been in the position for six years but was let go due to a player exodus, led by the team captain Wendie Renard. Criticism of Diacre’s management methods and a growing rift with the team had led to the decision.
The timing of Diacre’s dismissal is less than ideal as it comes only a few months before the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The French FA is now in the process of searching for her successor, giving themselves ample time to do so.
Although he is contracted with the Saudi FA for another four years, Renard is reportedly attracted to the prospect of leading a squad with high potential for the upcoming World Cup and the Olympics in 2024.
The French FA may have a difficult task convincing Renard to leave his current position, especially after his successful run with Saudi Arabia at the World Cup, where his team managed to beat the eventual champions. Money may not be the deciding factor for Renard.