Herve Renard: It’s not fair to leave Zambia now

The Frenchman says he would love to remain with the Chipolopolo after guiding them to their first ever Afcon trophy on Sunday
Zambia coach Herve Renard says he has no plans of leaving the southern Africa nation after helping them to win the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Frenchman has been linked to a possible move to Senegal and Ghana, who his side defeated during the tournament before beating Cote d’Ivoire in the final.

He said it would be unfair to leave the Chipolopolo now and he would love to commit himself to them.

“I have been asked a lot of questions about that [returning to Ghana] I don’t think it will be fair to leave Zambia,” the 43-year-old told Ghanasoccernet. “I have to stay with them; we have to stay in family and to continue our work.”

Renard was an assistant coach to Ghana during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. It was his first continental mission from Europe and he finished third under the tutelage of coach Claude Le Roy.