Côte d’Ivoire hires Frenchman Renard as Elephants new coach

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ABIDJAN – The Ivorian Football (IFF) on Thursday in Abidjan said it has hired Frenchman Herve Renard as the new the country’ male national team, the Elephants.

The IFF President, Sidy Diallo, said in a that the signed a -year with the new .

He said Renard had a mandate to ensure that the Elephants qualified for the 2015 African Cup billed to in Morocco in January.

Sources close to the IFF told the News Agency (NAN) in Abidjan on Wednesday that the new would earn the sum 32 million CFA (about 49,000 Euros) monthly.


Born Sept. 30, 1968, Renard played for the French national team and was the coach the Zambian team which won the 2012 edition the African Cup.

Renard replaces Sabri Lamouchi who announced his exit from the team late June after it failed to qualify for the second round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The new Elephants coach was chosen from a list of four who emerged finalists from a list of 37 applicants who jostled for the job.(NAN)