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Herve Renard is stepping down as Morocco head coach after their early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations

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Herve Renard is stepping down as Morocco head coach after their early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations

Morocco were one of the pre-tournament favourites for Egypt 2019 but suffered a shock penalty shootout defeat by Benin in the last 16. He had been in charge of Morocco team since 2016

In a statement on social media, Renard, 50, said ‘It is time for me to close this long and beautiful chapter of my life, not without some emotion and sadness. It is an inevitable decision taken well before Afcon 2019. I took this decision after having – of course – carefully considered [it]. It is therefore irreversible.”

Renard took Morocco from 81st in the Fifa world rankings to 47th. He led them to two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and to the World Cup in Russia in 2018

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