Super Eagles Managerial Target Herve Renard Eager for 2026 World Cup Appearance

France Women’s national team head coach Herve Renard

Super Eagles Managerial Target Herve Renard Eager for 2026 World Cup Appearance

Ayoola Kelechi 23:56 - 28.03.2024

The former Ivory Coast and Zambia manager is hoping to lead a team to the 2026 World Cup in North America, which will be his third showing on the global stage

Herve Renard’s France squad is gearing up for the Summer Games, with their first fixtures scheduled since the Olympic draw announcement, but the French manager is already looking beyond the teams outing in Paris. France is set to host Ireland on April 5th and then travel to face Sweden on the 9th as they kick off a challenging Euro qualification campaign.

Renard to Depart After Olympics

Despite the upcoming challenges, much of the focus in the buildup to these matches has been on Herve Renard's announcement regarding his departure from the national setup after the Olympics. Renard, the former Saudi Arabia manager, confirmed his decision in an interview with Le Figaro, stating his intent to return to men’s football at the end of his contract.

Renard emphasized that his decision to leave was communicated to the French Football Federation in January and assured that it would not affect the team's focus.

Looking Ahead to 2026

He reiterated his desire to leave at the end of the Olympic games, stating, “It had to be done at some point, but that doesn’t call anything into question. With my staff, we are having a lot of fun, we can’t wait to arrive at the start of the course on Monday.

“It’s a difficult job. If I had to be brief, I have in the back of my mind the 2026 World Cup in men’s football, I hope that it will be my third World Cup at the head of a men’s team. These are my personal motivations.”

Renard’s aspirations for the 2026 World Cup serve as a personal motivation amidst the current transition period. As he prepares to lead France through the Summer Games and Euro qualifiers, his long-term goal of guiding a men’s team to another World Cup reflects his dedication and ambition in the world of football management.

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