Morocco unveil Frenchman Herve Renard as coach

Former Ivory Coast boss Herve Renard has been appointed as the new coach of Morocco to replace Badou Zaki.

Renard lead Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2015, three years after winning it with Zambia.

After his Nations Cup victory with the Elephants Renard left to take over at French club Lille in May but was sacked in November.

Zaki left as coach of the Atlas Lions by mutual consent on 10 February.

Renard’s first competitive games with Morocco will be home and away 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde at the end of March.

The two sides are currently top of Group F having won both their matches so far, Libya and Sao Tome are the other teams in the pool.

The Atlas Lions have also progressed to the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.