Who is Herve Renard France Women’s Football Team coach, salary, net worth, bio, age, height, first wife

Who is Herve Renard France Women’s Football Team coach, salary, net worth, bio, age, height, first wife

Here is all you need to know about France Football head coach Herve Renard and his achievements and records, salary, net worth and wife

On July 23, 2023, at Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney, Australia, during the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Solai Washington of Jamaica battles Estelle Cascarino and Kenza Dali of France for the ball.

Who is Herve Renard France Women’s Football Team coach, salary, net worth, bio, age, height, first wife, nationality

Born in born 30 September 1968, the 54 year old is a French professional football coach of Women’s Football National team.

Born: 30 September 1968 (age 54 years), Aix-les-Bains, France
Teams coached: France women’s national football team (Association football manager, since 2023)
Children: Candide Renard, Audrey Renard, Kevin Renard
Managed: France women’s national football team
Height: 1.84 m
Partner: Viviane Dièye
Nationality: Angolan, French

Manager Base Salary Contract Worth
Herve Renard $400k $1.5m (Until 2024)

His net worth is $5 million.

Herve Renard also had a 15-year playing career as a defender, but unlike his extensive international coaching career, he never left France. Additionally, he never played for either of France’s best clubs or for his country’s national team, and it was at a lower level than the one he would eventually coach.

He stayed at Cannes for seven years, spending some time there as Zinedine Zidane rose through the ranks. After spending seven years and 105 games at Stade de Vallauris, where he transferred in 1991, he finished his playing career at SC Draguingan, where he also held his first head coaching position.


Herve Renard is well-versed in World Cup surprises. He is also aware that in international football, an early setback may be overcame. The 0-0 draw between his team and Jamaica on Sunday was one of the biggest surprises thus far at the Women’s World Cup, but the France coach wasn’t very disturbed by it. France shouldn’t panic, but this was nevertheless an unexpected outcome for the tournament favourite and fifth-ranked squad in the world.

After spending years in the Middle East and Africa, the Frenchman has returned home, where he will aim to lead the French squad to victory. The French team is one of the strongest at the event as they are presently ranked fifth in the FIFA World Rankings.

Herve Renard and World Cup

Herve Renard will be the women’s World Cup coach for the first time, however he has coached in three World Cups overall. He coached for the first time at the men’s World Cup in 2018, guiding Morocco to their first tournament in 20 years. Morocco lost their first two games then drew with Spain in their final group game.


He was also present at the 2022 World Cup, where his Saudi Arabian team stunned eventual champions Argentina 2-1 in their opening Group C encounter, possibly the biggest upset of the competition. Despite their thrilling victory over Lionel Messi and Argentina, they were unable to maintain their winning streak as they fell to Poland 2-0 in their next encounter and Mexico in the group’s finale. As a result, they placed last in the standings.

Herve Renard managing records

In several different countries around the world, Renard has had a successful journeyman coaching career. His first international position was with Zambia in 2008; he left the position in 2010, but returned a year later after brief stints in Angola and at Algerian side USM Alger, where he served until 2013. He began his coaching career at different lesser clubs in France, England, and Vietnam.

Other notable positions he held included managing the Ivory Coast as well as the Ligue 1 teams Lille and Sochaux in France, albeit both tenures were brief and ultimately unsuccessful. In total, since his coaching career began in 1999, he has led 13 teams, including France, at the club and international levels.

Team Years Games Wins Draws Losses
SC Draguignan July 1999 – June 2001
Cambridge United January 2004 – May 2004 25 4 7 14
Nam Dinh July 2004 – September 2004
AS Cherbourg July 2005 – May 2007
Zambia May 2008 – January 2010, October 2011 – September 2013 42 16 13 13
Angola April 2010 – October 2010 3 0 0 3
USM Alger February 2011 – October 2011 22 9 7 6
Sochaux October 2013 – May 2014 33 11 8 14
Ivory Coast June 2014 – May 2015 17 9 4 4
Lille May 2015 – November 2015 14 3 7 4
Morocco February 2016 – July 2019 45 25 9 11
Saudi Arabia July 2019 – March 2023 41 18 11 12
France (Women) March 2023 – present 4 3 0 1

Herve Renard achievements and trophies

Herve Renard has had some success as a coach; during his tenures with Zambia and Ivory Coast, he helped both nations win significant honours. Given the calibre of African teams at the time, he guided Zambia to their first-ever African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in 2012. Despite becoming the continent’s champions, Zambia was denied entry to the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil, which Renard questioned.

In his subsequent international appearance with the Ivory Coast, the Elephants defeated Ghana in the 2015 AFCON tournament final 9-8 on penalties after the game ended 0-0 after extra time. The other award Renard received in 2013 was a minor trophy that he shared with Zambia in a competition known as the COSAFA Cup.

A look at Herve Renard’s family

Herve Renard is currently dating Viviane Dièye Bruno Metsu. Viviane Dieye is the ex-wife of  late French football player and manager, Bruno Metsu.