Herve Renard has issued a cautionary message to his newly appointed France team as he readies to begin his tenure as manager
Renard, who recently became the new head coach of the French women’s national team, is getting ready to begin his tenure ahead of the Women’s World Cup in the summer.
With only a few months before the tournament, he has already signaled his intentions on how he will select players for the squad.
“They must know that they have homework,” Renard said. “I will be very clear. I will not give gifts to anyone. You have to earn your place. Afterwards, there will be happy people, there will be unhappy people. This is the history of sport, of football.”
France has had many talented players over the years, but they have never won a major international trophy, a record that Renard aims to alter this summer.
To achieve this goal, one of Renard’s first actions as coach was to bring back Wendie Renard, the current captain of the national team, who had withdrawn from the squad due to uncertainties within the French Football Federation.
Renard’s first matches as the head coach of France will be against Colombia and Canada during the international break in April.