Ivory Coast appoint Renard as new coach

The Frenchman, who enjoyed two spells with Zambia and also managed Angola, fills the role vacated by Sabri Lamouchi after a World Cup campaign that ended in the group stages.

Renard was on a three-man shortlist of candidates who were interviewed for the role, with the 45-year-old being favoured ahead of compatriot Frederic Antonetti and former Benfica coach Manuel Jose.

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