SPORTS DAY: You want me? It’ll cost you, says Herve

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SPORTS DAY: You want me? It’ll cost you, says Herve

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I’m not cheap‚ says Morocco coach

“I’m not cheap‚” was Morocco coach Herve Renard’s blunt message to the SA Football Association (Safa) on Sunday from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ahead of his team’s Group D meeting with Bafana Bafana at Cairo’s Al Salam Stadium on Monday. Safa has long viewed twice Nations Cup-winner Renard as a potential Bafana coach. He was reported to have been approached by the association after Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba was dismissed in December 2016‚ with Renard apparently too expensive. The Frenchman has made it no secret that he likes SA as a country. Safa instead hired then-SuperSport United‚ and current incumbent‚ Stuart Baxter. Renard then steered Morocco to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. On Sunday‚ in the pre-match press conference at Al Salam Stadium‚ Renard confirmed reports he had been contacted by Safa. “But this was in the past‚” he said, adding with a smile: “Of course, I’m not cheap.”..

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