Jean-François Pérès, edited by Gauthier Delomez 06h16, March 30, 2023

Former French coach of Saudi Arabia Hervé Renard is expected to take the reins of the women's France football team in the coming hours. The former coach of Losc in particular is respected all over the world for his results, and also for his management.

He is expected in the coming hours in Paris to sign his contract. Hervé Renard, the former coach of Saudi Arabia, should soon take over from Corinne Diacre at the head of the women's France football team. Soon, because the schedule is very tight. The World Cup is less than four months away in Australia and New Zealand, and the spring camp is set to begin on Monday.

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The players who will be part of the first list of the new coach could also be surprised by the talks of the former coach of Losc, like the one he had held at half-time of the World Cup match in Qatar between Saudi Arabia and Argentina. A meeting that he had finally won 2 goals to 1, to everyone's surprise.

A coach respected around the world

So, without reaching the sound levels of this tense half-time of a Saudi Arabia match, the French will discover a new mode of management. To give themselves a chance to win the World Cup, the leaders of the federation wanted a renowned coach, with a strong personality. And Hervé Renard ticks all the boxes: the tactician is twice African champion (with Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015), and he is respected all over the world.

The former coach of Sochaux should also bring back to the selection the rebels who no longer wanted Corinne Diacre, like Kadidiatou Diani, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, and also his namesake (but not related) Wendie Renard, the captain of the selection, whom he particularly appreciates. "I know her. I like her character, her way of being a leader in Lyon and in the France team. She's an exceptional girl," he told Europe 1 Sport.

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Hervé and Wendie Renard may be reunited to open a new chapter in the women's France team. The next meetings of the tricolor selection are scheduled for April 7 in Clermont-Ferrand, for a friendly match against Colombia, then April 10 against the formidable Canadians.