Hervé Renard was born on 30 September, 1968 in Aix-les-Bains. He is a French football manager and former professional player. He currently manages the Morocco national team. Renard played as a defender for French sides AS Cannes, Stade de Vallauris and SC Draguignan in a playing career which lasted from 1983 to 1998.
The first coaching task he took was with SC Draguignan in 1999, leaving in 2001. He was Assistant at Chinese side Shanghai Cosco with head coach Claude Le Roy from 2002 to 2003, and managed English side Cambridge United in 2004.
He has previously been the manager of the Zambian national team, with whom he won the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations; he also won the competition in 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, becoming the first coach to win two Africa Cup of Nations with different countries.
Hervé has coached several countries and clubs such as; USM Aiger, Sochaux, Ivory Coast, Lille and in February 2016, Renard was linked with the vacant Morocco national team job. Later that month he was appointed as the new Morocco manager in October 2016 he was linked with the vacant Algeria national team job.
In November 2017, he qualified Morocco to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, their first since 1998. Later that month, he signed a new contract with Morocco which will last till year 2022.