AFCON 2023: Ghanaians want Hervé Renard to succeed Chris Hughton

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Following Chris Hughton’s dismissal as Black Stars coach, the Ghana Football Association began the process of selecting a new head coach. Following his supervision of Ghana’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations group stage, Hughton was fired on Tuesday.
Ghana was eliminated at the end of the group stage after only two points.

For football supporters in Ghana, Herve Renard was the one who escaped. Claude Le Roy, the Ghana coach at the time, used the Frenchman as a physical trainer at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

Renard soon after guided Zambia to the 2012 AFCON championship. Zambia, captained by Renard, defeated Ghana 1-0 in the semifinals of the Gabon and Equatorial Guinea tournament en route to victory.

He would cause even more suffering three years later as he guided Côte d’Ivoire to victory against Ghana in the AFCON final in Equatorial Guinea via penalties.

Renard’s choice to accept a rumored €300,000 yearly pay to coach France’s women’s football team raises the possibility that the previously held belief that he was too pricey may no longer be the case.

Even while their appeal may not be at its peak, the four-time African champions, the Black Stars, remain a desirable brand. Renard, who is renowned for his toughness and tactical acumen, would be the ideal candidate to carry out the much-needed cultural shift.

See below comments made by some Ghanaian fans.

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