Who is Hervé Renard, the coach of the Saudi Arabian team that beat Argentina at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?

He is the technician responsible for one of the hits of the world Cup in progress. Saudi Arabia surprised locals and strangers by tracing the match to the candidate Argentina for 2-1 in the start of Group C. And it is that the great success of the Saudi national team has disrupted the plans of the other national teams in their area, except those of the DT that directs the Arabs, herve renard. Learn more about this strategist below.

The bump suffered by the “Albiceleste” of Lionel Messi It has made half the world pay attention to the Saudi players, the league they play in and the coach who trains them: a man who already knows about feats and consecrations.

With other African teams he already knows what it is to make history. The Frenchman has managed to win the African Cup champion Zambia (2012) and the Ivory Coast (2015). In addition, he qualified Morocco for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after 20 years of waiting.

Qatar 2022: Messi's Argentina crashes in his debut against Saudi Arabia
Argentina suffered a defeat as painful as it was unexpected on Tuesday against Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their debut at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Lionel Messi’s team is having a complicated future in the competition from the outset. (Source: AFP)

WHO IS HERVÉ RENARD, THE COACH OF SAUDI ARABIA?

Hervé Jean Marie Roger Renard, full nameis a coach and former professional soccer player born on September 30, 1968 in Aix-les-Bains, France.

What The player was a defender at AS Cannes between 1983 and 1990, where he met Zinedine Zidane. He then moved on to Stade de Vallauris and SC Draguignan, retiring at the latter in 1998. Su spent was brief and modest Well, he only played one game in the French First Division in 1989: with Cannes.

his trajectory He began as technical director in 1999, directing SC Draguignan, where he spent two years, making it progress to the Championnat de France Amateurs. He then served as Claude Le Roy’s assistant at Shanghai COSCO for one season and returned to Europe to accompany Le Roy to training. Cambridge United in the English fourth divisionalthough the results did not accompany him.

Precisely John Ruddy, former Cambridge playerhe confessed in an interview published in “The Guardian”, that he has never physicalized at such a high level as with Renard from DT: One of the best memories I have of Hervé is the brutal pace of work that he not only demanded of us, but he also showed in the gym. The preseason with him was and continues to be the toughest I’ve done in my professional life”.

Already in 2007, he began a stage in different national teams. He first worked, again, as an assistant to his mentor Le Roy in Ghana. He then coached Zambia, leading them to third place at the 2009 African Nations Championship., and Angola, resigning after only 6 months for not being paid. From there would come the previously mentioned successes in selections.

While he was technical director of Morocco (Photo: EFE)

While he was technical director of Morocco (Photo: EFE)

WHEN WILL SAUDI ARABIA PLAY AGAIN IN QATAR 2022?

Arabia will play on Saturday, November 26 for matchday 2 of Group C. It will do so at 8:00 pm (Peruvian time) off poland. His last set will be on Wednesday the 30th with Mexico at 2:00 pm (Peruvian time).

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