No, Laurant Blanc will not succeed Hervé Renard. The French technician has declined the offer of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), reports french media.
The former coach of the Blues had landed in Morocco on August 8 and had met with the boss of Moroccan football, Fouzi Lekja. The latter had offered to take control of the Atlas Lions after the departure of Hervé Renard.
Laurent Blanc had to give his answer at the beginning of the week and finally it’s no.
Moreover, the former coach of Nantes, Vahid Halilhodzic, would be closer than ever to take the reins of the national team after the refusal of Blanc. The 67-year-old Bosnian recently left the Canaries and would be tempted by this adventure.
The negotiations between the Franco-Bosnian and the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) are “still in progress”, and will end soon, reported french media.
Citing a source “close to the file”, media had said that “the discussions are continuing on two main axes, the salary and the composition of the technical staff”.
And to continue: “The FRMF should make its decision sometime next week”, noting that “the new coach of Atlas Lions should sign a two-year contract”.
Moreover, we learn that the monthly salary of Halilhodzic would be slightly higher than that which touched the “white sorcerer”. “His salary should be around 1.5 M € (15 million dirhams) per year, excluding premiums and benefits,” said media.
Recall that the governing body of national football has announced that it will reveal the identity of the next coach of Lions this week.