The Football Association of Zambia hereby announces the release of Herve Renard from the job of National coach of the Zambian National Football Team.
The 2012 Nations Cup winning coach has been offered a wonderful opportunity at FC Sochaux in the top league in France. This is the team where Zambian striker Emmanuel Mayuka is currently playing on loan from English side premiership side Southampton.
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.