Renard quits as Ivory Coast coach

2015-05-22 22:04
Herve Renard (Gallo)

Abidjan - Frenchman Herve Renard has stepped down as coach of his Africa Cup of Nations winners Ivory Coast, according to official sources on Friday.

The charismatic 46-year-old led the 'Elephants' to their first African title since 1992 in February, when they defeated Ghana on penalties, but is now hotly tipped to take over at Ligue 1 side Lille.

"I said to myself, that after the success at the CAN, it would be difficult to do better and I have to open myself up to other challenges," Renard told the press.

Renard had been at the helm of the Ivory Coast since August 2014 after signing a two year contract but that deal has now come to an end.

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