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Who Is Herve Renard? The Saudia Arabian Coach Who Plotted Argentina's Downfall

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Herve Renard wasn't joking when he said his team is ready to cause a massive upset. Saudi Arabia did exactly that, beating Lionel Messi's Argentina by 2-1 in their opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2022. It's time to learn more about Renard - the man of the moment.

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Early Coaching Career In England Herve Renard started his coaching career in France, before coming to England to coach League 2 team Cambridge United. He lost 14 matches and won only five before being sacked. After Cambridge, Renard managed low-profile obscure clubs like Nam Dinh and AS Cherbourg.

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Winning Africa Cup of Nations With Zambia Renard's early breakthrough came when he was appointed as the coach of Zambia. He won the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012, after beating a strong Ivory Coast side.

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Winning Africa Cup of Nations With Ivory Coast In 2014, Renard became the first coach in history to win the Africa Cup of Nations with two teams, after his team Ivory Coast defeated Ghana on a penalty. This achievement shot Renard into the limelight, and he started getting numerous offers from international teams.

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Qualified Morocco To Their First World Cup In Two Decades In 2018, Renard oversaw the Moroccan team that qualified for their first World Cup since 1998. Then in the Russia World Cup, his team managed to salvage a 2-2 draw against Spain.

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Herve Renard Net Worth Herve Renard recently signed a contract extension with Saudi Arabia till 2027. He is one of the most expensive international coaches, earning close to $10 million per year from different sources.

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