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The man in charge of the Chipolopolo is keen to coach in the South African top flight in a few years, when his journey with the Zambian national team comes to an end

Zambia’s Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard has expressed his desire to work in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) in the future, but insists he is solely focused on his job and honouring the contract that he has with Chipolopolo.

Renard was recently linked with the coaching job at Orlando Pirates and, following his success with Chipolopolo, he has become attractive to most well-paying clubs.

Having masterminded most of Zambia’s success from Johannesburg, where the national team has chosen to camp ahead of matches over the last year, Renard has also familiarised himself with South Africa.

“Yes, I would like to come and work in South Africa some day because I think it is possible to work very well here, especially with the infrastructure that is here, the stadiums are fantastic,’ he told KickOff.com.

“There are good players and there is also money available to organise some good things. I am sure with the good professionalism that seems to be here it is possible to achieve something very good.”

He added, “But right now it is not the time. For now I have a contract with the Federation of Zambia for two more years; that means we can only talk about me coming to South Africa later on in the future. I am sure one day I will come and coach in South Africa.”

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