Man in the news – Morocco’s coach Renard’s salary rises to 800,000 DH/month after the Atlas Lions’ qualification  


A good omen for the future. Morocco’s national football team, Hervé Renard was apparently surprised by the announcement of a substantial increase in his salary from 600,000 dirhams ($600 000) per month to 800,000 dirhams after the Atlas Lions qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

According to the president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Faouzi Lakjaa, the contract concluded nearly two years ago with the French technician provides that his salary will be increased by 200,000 dh in case of qualification for the World Cup.

Faouzi Lakjaa has denied information on “changes” that would be made to the contract between the FRMF and Hervé Renard, which commits the French technician to qualify Morocco to the semi-finals of the last African Cup of Nations in Gabon and to the World Cup 2018.

Lakjaa told Hespress that “like the players, the coach has benefited from the qualifying bonus for the World Cup and other rewards are considered if the national team reaches the second round”.

The president of the FRMF challenged his critics. “That’s the reality of the figures and those who claim to have other documents proving the opposite have only to present them”, he said.

According to “, each player of the national team will receive a “fabulous” reward of 1,000,000 DH for the qualification to the World Cup.

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