Although the French Football Federation (FFF) has rejected a potential “loan” agreement with the Ivorian federation, the 55-year-old is now in control of France Women.
The hosts of the Afcon have advanced to the round of 16, but after two losses in the group stage, manager Jean-Louis Gasset was fired on Wednesday.
Following Gasset’s exit, the Elephants, as one of the top four third-place finishers, advanced to the knockout stages, where they will now take against the reigning champions, Senegal.
After his unexpected triumph with Zambia three years prior, Herve Renard became the first person to lead two different nations to victory in 2015 when he led Ivory Coast to the Afcon title.
It was said that the Frenchman was “not insensitive to this call from the Ivorians” after he attended games at the finals as a guest of the Ivory Coast government.
He did, however, require the FFF’s approval, and the FFF acknowledged to the AFP news agency that it had denied the Ivory Coast’s request.
Renard’s contract with the FFF runs until the conclusion of the Olympic Games in Paris this year. On February 23, Les Bleus will play Germany in the Uefa Women’s Nations League semifinal in Lyon.
Source from BBC Sport.