Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, a former Real Madrid coach, has been named one of four candidates nominated to replace Herve Renard as leader of the Saudi Arabian national team, according to Saudi press reports.
The Saudi Arabian Football Association has announced the departure of France’s Herve Renard from green team training following the end of the friendly against Bolivia yesterday, Tuesday, which ended in a two-to-one loss to Al-Akhdar.
It was also reported that Hervé Renard left the coaching job of the Saudi Arabian national team to take over the leadership of the French women’s team.
Zidane leads 4 candidates to replace Renard as Saudi manager.
The Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadiya reported that Frenchman Zinedine Zidane was one of the candidates appointed to take over the terms of reference for the Saudi national team, replacing Frenchman Herve Renard.
The list also includes: “George Jesus, coach of the Turkish Fenerbahce”, and Roberto Mancini, coach of the Italian national team, and Saad Al-Shehri, coach of the Saudi Arabian Olympic team, in addition to Zidane.
And the newspaper added that these four names are assigned to take Hervé Renard’s place in the training of the green team in the coming period, in addition to this, there may be other names besides them.
In the same context, Yasser Al-Mishal, President of the Saudi Football Association, announced in television statements to the Saudi channel “ssc” that sufficient time would be needed to select a replacement for Reynard and that the decision to appoint a new coach would be carefully considered.