France women’s team: Hervé Renard will be appointed coach on Thursday

After long weeks of work, the working group on the French women’s team, made up of Aline Riera, Laura Georges, Jean-Michel Aulas and Marc Keller, will be able to present this Thursday to the executive committee of the French Federation (FFF ) the name of the coach selected to succeed Corinne Deacon ousted on March 9. As we announced on March 16, it is the favorite Hervé Renard who will be offered. His name in the race for potential candidates was first mentioned by RMC on March 7.

As advanced by The team, an exceptional Comex will meet this Thursday, at 3:30 p.m., to hear the working group’s feedback and have it validated. In fact, everything was settled for several days. It was only necessary to wait until Renard’s last match at the head of Saudi Arabia, this Tuesday evening, for things to finally move forward officially. Renard did not wait to have resigned to move forward on the file of the French women’s team.

For several days, he has been increasing telephone contact with group executives and even D1 Arkema coaches. The goal is to establish the list of players called to take part in the rally from next Monday as part of the two friendly matches scheduled for April 7 in Clermont against Colombia and April 11 at Le Mans against Canada. All of this is now less than four months away from the World Cup in Australia, which awaits France from July 23 against Jamaica. This list will be communicated this Friday on the sidelines of its first press conference.

The Comex of the day will also be called upon to validate Renard’s staff, which will include his current assistants Laurent Bonadei and David Ducci but also Éric Blahic, former assistant to Deacon (January 2020-June 2021). Gilles Fouache, current goalkeeper coach will also be part of the adventure. Renard’s salary will also be studied. It is already certain that he agreed to make very significant financial efforts by leaving Saudi Arabia where he was under contract until June 2027 to join the Blues. The prospect of taking part in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games was one of the reasons for his decision. One thing is certain: a new chapter in the history of Les Bleues is about to be written from this Thursday, a month and six days after the storm triggered by Wendie Renard’s spectacular message announcing her back from the France team.


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