Renard leaves Zambia for Sochaux

LUSAKA - Football Association of Zambia(Faz) on Monday announced the release of Herve Renard from his position as coach of Zambian following his appointment as coach at top French League side, Sochaux.

Faz spokesman, Eric Mwanza said in the statement: "Faz and Herve have consulted and it has been agreed not to stand in his way. It is a compliment for a coach working in Africa to be head-hunted by a top European Club. It makes us proud to be able to take ownership of Herve’s rise as a successful international coach.

"Faz wishes to thank Renard for his dedication to duty, hard work, proficiency and wish him well as he takes up his new coaching job.

"Following the departure of Renard, Assistant Coach Patrice Beaumelle will take charge of the Chipolopolo starting with the international assignment against Brazil in Beijing next week Tuesday 15th October 2013."

Herve Renard led Zambia to the 2012 Afcon title in Gabon and had previously taken them to the quarter-finals at the Angola 2010 Afcon.

He had also served as Ghana's assistant coach to Claude Leroy and also as Coach of Angola. – SuperSport

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