Jean-Michel Aulas says Hervé Renard is in “good position” to become France women’s manager

Speaking to RMC Sport on Monday, Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas gave an update on the French women’s team situation. Whilst he said that a move for the current Saudi Arabia men’s manager Hervé Renard is not yet fully completed, he says that the Frenchman “is in a good position” to take the job following what the 73-year-old describes as “positive” contact between the coach and the French Football Federation.

“Things are not settled. There is also another candidate among other things,” says the Lyon president in reference to settling a potential departure from Saudi Arabia for Renard. “There are always several candidates because we can not afford to put all our eggs in one basket, “said Jean-Michel Aulas. This is before he clarified that “the contact with Hervé was a very positive contact.”  

Talks have been ongoing between the French FA and Renard, as well as former Lille boss Jocyln Gourvannec who was also interviewed for the job. This follows Corinne Diacre’s dismissal as France boss following a public fallout with a number of key players for Les Bleues, including captain Wendie Renard who withdrew from the side. 

GFFN | George Boxall

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