Laurent Blanc Rejects Morocco’s Offer to Coach Atlas Lions


Rabat – Laurent Blanc has refused Morocco’s offer to replace Herve Renard as the coach of the Moroccan national football team, reported RMC Sport.

The sports news outlet reported that Blanc has informed President of Morocco’s Football Federation (FRMF) Fouzi Lekjaa of his decision to reject the offer.

Lekjaa and Blanc met in Morocco on Thursday, August 8.

The former football player has made a name for himself coaching several football clubs.

Blanc coached French football club Bordeaux from June 2007, helping the team to reach Round 16 of the Champions League in 2009. He then managed the French national football team from 2010 and 2012. He then coached  French giant football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) until 2016.

 Since leaving PSG, the coach has been taking an extended vacation.

The position of the coach for Morocco’s team remains vacant three weeks after Herve Renard resigned as the coach of Morocco’s team.

On July 25, the FRMF vowed to announce the successor of Renard in the coming days.