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Renard gets Sochaux job as Patrice takes charge Brazil game

Published: October 7, 2013

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The Football Association of Zambia hereby announces the release of Herve Renard from the job of National coach of the Zambian National Football Team. The 2012 Nations Cup winning coach has been offered a wonderful opportunity at FC Sochaux in the top league in France.

FAZ and Herve have consulted and it has been agreed not to stand in his way. It is a compliment for a coach working in Africa to be head-hunted by a top European Club. It makes us proud to be able to take ownership of Herve’s rise as a successful international coach.

FAZ wishes to thank Renard for his dedication to duty, hard work, proficiency and wish him well as he takes up his new coaching job.

Following the departure of Renard, Assistant Coach Patrice Beaumelle will take charge of the Chipolopolo starting with the international assignment against Brazil in Beijing next week Tuesday 15th October 2013.


164 Comments on "Renard gets Sochaux job as Patrice takes charge Brazil game"

  1. Master Dribbler on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:32 pm 

    Good riddance

  2. Chipolopolo on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:33 pm 

    @john, kay hummer, stumpy and all the legion of anti- Herve, this is your day guys. Where are the cerebrations going to be held?

  3. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:34 pm 

    This is the best news i have been waiting for more than a year now. Arrogant and stubborn Herve Renard has finally been fired!!!!

  4. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:36 pm 

    @Chipolopolo, we will be partying way into the night. This news has been long overdue. The pathetic PE is now history!!!

  5. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:39 pm 

    A new chapter now begins for the Chipolopolo. New ideas, new ways of managing the team, new tactics and players being selected on merit and not just names. There are exciting times coming.

  6. Chipolopolo on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:39 pm 

    FAZ should go for a an attack minded foreign coach now. Herve Renard has set a high standard (my opinion), and I for one thinks that there is no local coach good enough to “fit in Herve Renard’s shoes”.
    Now going forward FAZ should advertise this postion and please go for a good attack-minded coach. We dont want experiments with half-baked coaches.

  7. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:40 pm 

    Big ups to John,Mulenga Pulu and stumpy for the fearless crusade that we have had.You guys are the best!!!!

  8. k-ways on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:42 pm 

    Thank GOD now chipolopolo is back go zambia go.

  9. Saxcee on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:42 pm 

    @Kay Hummer, he wasn’t fired. he was released by mutual consent cos of the great opportunity to coach Sochaux.
    You may have personal issues with him but be fair.

  10. Nostra on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:44 pm 

    The BEST coach ever!! We just hope Renard will take 4 Zambian players to Sochaux:
    - Mayuka (already there)
    - Mukuka Mulenga
    - Bruce Musakanya
    - Stopilla Sunzu

  11. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:45 pm 

    FAZ should quickly start looking for a coach with a lot of experience and pedigree and not a PE teacher this time around!

  12. ba man utd n nkana on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:45 pm 

    @John,stumpy n mulenga pulu must b very excited n dancing,its a gud move its bn long time coming,let patrice show his credentials,he is worthy th try…thanks Renards job well done…its high tym

  13. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:47 pm 

    @Saxcee, FAZ are just sugarcoated their statement and give Renard a befitting send off. He has been FIRED. That is what you should know.

  14. Chipolopolo on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:47 pm 

    Go well Herve Renard. Atleast you will link up with Mayuka. Now that you are at Sochaux, hopefully our very own Mayuka might be motivated to see you. Please be a scout for other Zambian players.

  15. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:48 pm 

    We don’t want an arrogant and stubborn coach now. FAZ should be more careful this time around!

  16. Chipolopolo on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:51 pm 

    HR has not been fired @Kay Hummer, he has been offered a job by Sochaux my man. Since HR’s contract goes until June next year, FAZ have decided to let him go by mutual consent. He hasnt been sacked.

  17. Chimpombwa on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:51 pm 

    Au revoir Herve.. You gave us fine times and much joy.. We look forward to a coach with new ideas and another dawn for Chipolopolo..a brighter dawn… I hope doors will be open for some of our deserving players ku Sochaux uko.. Players like Nathan Sinkala and Sunzu deserve to be playing higher level soccer…

  18. Merrick on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:55 pm 

    Gavin hunt,henk ten cate,rene muleensteen,ruud krol,bobby williamson,ruud guliet should be shortlisted for the job…no claude le roy please

  19. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 1:59 pm 

    Truth be told that Renard has not been intersred in the job from the time we fired to qualify to the world cup play offs. He should actually have been FIRED when we failed to qualify to the second round of the Afcon in South Africa!

  20. Yebo on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:04 pm 

    I don’t understand this. What is Patrice still doing. Is it just for the interim before he joins his buddy in France or what?

  21. Eyes on the ball on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:06 pm 

    Thank u so much HR for eveything u did to our chipopolo team n on behalf of all the chipolopolo fans am wishing u all the best, In bemba we say Ushitasha mwana wa indoshi!!

  22. KWAME NKRUMAH on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:07 pm 

    RH wasnt fired by FAZ, HE Renard FIRED HIMSELF, knowing that he is going back to his ROOTS FRANCE, AND COMPETES WITH THE BEST FIRST DEVISION CLUBS IN FRANCE..WHO is the looser now? . THE LOOSER IS FAZ, COS FAZ LEFT RH ALONE WITHOUT ANY FIGHT TO BE INTERVIEWED IN FRANCE ,,GOT WOT HE WANTS AS SOCHAUXS COACH , SO WHO IS THE LOOSER IN HERE?-ITS YUR FAZ ADMINISTRATION WHO ARE LOOSERS..RENARD DIDNT SWEAT FROM FAZ ADMINISTRATION OF GOING TO BE INTERVIEWED IN FRANCE..I DONT THINK RENARD HAVE A PROBLEM,,FAZ AND ZAMBIA HAVE PROBLEMS TO CHOOSE ANOTHER CHIPOS COACH….

  23. pro football on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:13 pm 

    Patrice should be made head coach for the sake of continuity! Renard took us forward and who better to continue than the assistant himself. Similar to what barcelona did when guardiola left. Tito was made succeeded him.

  24. Chipolopolo on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:17 pm 

    @KWAME NKRUMAH, I dont think choosing a coach should be a problem. The only worry is the people at FAZ. I only hope they find us a good coach. we dont want a one-man appointment; or in short somebody appointing their friends as coach, NO!!!. We also need an experienced coach with a pedigree. There is no room for experiments any more. Herve Renard set a high standard and we expect FAZ to give us a good coach.

  25. Eyes on the ball on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:17 pm 

    The most successful zambian national team coach ever nt even john, kay h, pule, stumpy. can Dispute this fac!

  26. Paradox on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:17 pm 

    Farewell renard farewell. U brot pride and honour to this nation. U brot joy, happines to the hearts of many except for the wailers. Farewell great and valient man. Brazil recognised us becoz of u. Farewell. We beat the best of west africa senegal, ghana and ivory coast, farewell farewell.

  27. Ukusebana Kwesu on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:19 pm 

    This is welcome news. I look forward to a new dawn in Zambian football.

  28. Brave Nchanga Rangers on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:23 pm 

    @Nostra HR cannot live out Kalaba on his top list of players to poach and Sunzu of course these two come tops. Kwame Nkrumah FAZ and Zambia have nothing to lose on this one coz it was meant to be like this after AFCON 2013 poor result, W/C FAILURES and CHAN disappointments.

  29. Pungwa on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:31 pm 

    I will go for continuity with Beaumelle. Give him the job.

  30. KWAME NKRUMAH on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:33 pm 

    Hope HERVE will take STOPILA ZUNZU with him.. The mighty ASHANTI CHIEF of GHANA recomended ZUNZU as a GREAT player to be played in EUROPE not AFRICA…

  31. spellBOUND on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:37 pm 

    HAHAHA, JOHN IS THE HAPPIEST MAN ON THE PLANET TODAY. CONGRATS.

  32. chamz on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:37 pm 

    WE MUST GET A COACH LIKE HIM, ZAMBIANS NEED SUCH A MAN, STUBBORN AND NOT PUSHED AROUND. THE NEXT COACH MUST LIVE IN ZAMBIA

  33. Amuna Onzuna on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:37 pm 

    With a very heavy heart, we wish HR all the best!. The only consolation is that Patrice has remained and we hear he is equally a better tactician than Renard, so we wish for the best.

  34. Anonymous on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:38 pm 

    If an individual is not performing,I mean not getting desired results,why keep him? Once off victory does not entirely warrant anyone to stay on as coach.We were knocked out in the first round of AFCON 2013,qualifiers for world cup were pathetic,and that is barely after winning AFCON 2012.To me that is failure.Let us bring someone new who is going to bring in new ideas and motivation to the team.This guy was not going to change anything even if he had stayed on.GOOD RIDDANCE!

  35. Bruno on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:39 pm 

    Kay hammer…bakalamba…John.tuletashako

  36. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:40 pm 

    HR has not been fired please.Some people always want things to be the way they think.Try to display some humility

  37. Big Steve 4rm SA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:42 pm 

    Considering even the special one Jose Mourinho used to be a PE teacher I guess to some people even the special one doesn’t qualify to coach Zambia….!!!.

    Well the unbiased analysts will see both sides of the coin because objectivity is not a one way street.

    HR achieved a dream for us by winning AFCON. HR discovered one of the best footballing prospects to carry a Zambian National Registration card in Mbola but a lot that happened after damaged the prospect.

    Yes without meaning to sound like I’m siding with the rhetoric of the now extremely boring unqualified views of a few “HR is stubborn, HR is this and HR is that” I say that HR has done his time with Zambia. I honestly don’t think his skills no matter how good were going to elevate us beyond were he brought us and yes he did bring us very high up the footballing ladder. He brought us back into the top ten in Africa won us the Afcon and even the COSAFA which started getting elusive. Yes his away record was bad but at the end of the day it’s the trophies that count for anything.

    Wish you well HR, you are in a more demanding job now and I hope you rope in at the very least Sunzu though I doubt Katumbi will release him at a price your new club owners will accept.

  38. gb on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:46 pm 

    Good that he should influence his bosses to get some refined zed players, Sunzu, Kalaba and Sinkala. I do not see him surviving the chop though. Good Luck! FAZ should seriously look for a serious minded coach, one with a pedigree and no more “Experimental Coaches”. I know Kalu will recommend Patrice.

  39. Germiston South on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:46 pm 

    HR did his job all the best please FAZ no chance for lock coaches

  40. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:46 pm 

    WE SINCERELY THANK MR RENARD FOR HIS
    CONTRIBUTIONS TO ZAMBIAN FOOTBALL I THINK
    THIS IS GOOD FOR BOTH SIDES…..IAM GOING
    TO BE A SOCHAUX SUPPORTER FROM TODAY
    ONWARDS…..I HEAR HENK TEN CATE HAS
    ALREADY APPLIED FOR THE VACANT CHIPOLOPOLO
    JOB…..HENK TEN CATE BUT KNOWING KALU
    GAVIN HUNT IS COMING

  41. Ngake on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:47 pm 

    A new era was required and is welcome. HR is Zambia’s most successful coach but the longer he stayed he was no longer able to inspire the boys and was running out of ideas. All the best to HR in his new career. Lets hope he doe’s well.

  42. HK on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:48 pm 

    I think he deserves to go becoz we don’t need him anymore. He has failed us ever since AFCON 2012.He failed to qualify the team to second round of AFCON 2013 and world cup qualifiers were pathetic.We should have been talking World Cup 2014 by now,but despite being given free points we still failed. This guy had become a liability.GOOD RIDDANCE!

  43. STUMPY on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:48 pm 

    We have been vindicated. this is victory. we have won the battle. once again the herve worshipors are shamed. i certainly wont miss this crap coach. he did nothing for zambian footbal but destroy it. wonderful news.

  44. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:50 pm 

    Big Steve……….Thank you very much.This guy Kay Hummer and his friend Mulenga Pulu were always BELITTLING HR for having been a PE coach.When they were reminded that Jose Maurinho studied and taught PE they have abandoned the PE CAMPAIGN

  45. HK on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:50 pm 

    If an individual is not performing,I mean not getting desired results,why keep him? Once off victory does not entirely warrant anyone to stay on as coach.We were knocked out in the first round of AFCON 2013,qualifiers for world cup were pathetic,and that is barely after winning AFCON 2012.To me that is failure.Let us bring someone new who is going to bring in new ideas and motivation to the team.This guy was not going to change anything even if he had stayed on.GOOD RIDDANCE!

  46. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:52 pm 

    KAY HUMMER….THANK YOU FOR YOUR OBJECTIVITY AND HUMILITY THIS CRUSADE WAS
    ALWAYS HEADED FOR VICTORY LIKE ON MANY
    OTHER ISSUES WE WERE RIGHT HAHAHAHA
    HOW EVER MY WORRY IS FAZ SHOULD NOW LOOK
    FOR A GIFTED COACH ONE WITH A REAL GOOD
    WIN RATE

  47. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:52 pm 

    @STUMPY, you are right.we have been vindicated once again. The Herve Renard bootlikers & worshipers have now been shamed and are licking their wounds!!!

  48. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:54 pm 

    Renard has left the national team in a worse state than he found it. He has achieved in destroying the team.pathetic coach!

  49. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:55 pm 

    this is a perfect opportunity for him to
    prove that he knows more than PE…I FROM
    DEEP DOWN MY HEART WISH RENARD SUCCESS AT
    SOCHAUX

  50. Seen from afar on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:56 pm 

    I wish you well Herve!

    Herve didn’t entertain going to other sides whilst he was with us this time and there was still something to play for. He didn’t sign for our rivals in Africa. That’s good. I wish him well.

  51. Fivestargeneral on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:57 pm 

    well well i wonder what the attention seeking bloggers will blog about now that HR HAS LEFT

  52. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:57 pm 

    Mulenga Pulu………There is no objectivity to talk about here.It was visible hate from you,Kay Hummer and a few other anti HR characters.Am stressing the word few

  53. Seen from afar on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:57 pm 

    Big Steve, Mourinhio wasn’t even PE teacher, he was translator…

  54. STUMPY on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:58 pm 

    I wil never credit that lousy crap coach for winning afcon. boneti did. i rather even dario comes back. dario won all his away games in qualifying.

  55. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 2:58 pm 

    @PULU MULENGA, we have won the battle brotherman. Herve Renard’s disciples thought he was going to be here forever. Some of us with foresight knew that it was only a matter of time before he is FIRED!!!!

  56. STUMPY on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:01 pm 

    @kay humer. you are right. the herve worshipors have gone into hiding. kkkkkkk

  57. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:01 pm 

    Fivestargeneral………I can assure you,they will have nothing to talk about,because all their energies were directed at removing one of the most successful coaches Zambia has ever had

  58. Positive thinking on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:02 pm 

    Wow…trust some shallow minded folks to take credit and feel vindicated over the fact that Herve Renard has achieved a new appointment to coach in the top french division. Some are even going as far as saying he was fired…lol.

    The man has moved on. Clearly your understanding of the word vindicated must need some tweeking. Anyway, well done to HR and thank you. I too agree that he had taken us as far as he could. I don’t know if Patrice is the man for the job though. Anyway, lets wait and see.

  59. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:03 pm 

    THIS IS REALY GOOD…I HOPE FAZ ARE NOT PLANING TO HIRE PATRICE BECAUSE IAM NOT SURE HE IS RIPE FOR THIS

  60. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:06 pm 

    @The Bullet,Jose Mourinho was never a PE teacher. He was enrolled in a Business management class which he left to become a successful coach.HR was a PE teacher who has lamentably failed to manage the team after afcon 2012. He should have been fired immediately after Afcon 2013!

  61. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:09 pm 

    Mulenga Pulu……..Tekanya mwaiche wandi.There is no way Patrice can be at the helm.He should also leave because we don’t want funny excuse’s

  62. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:09 pm 

    I DONT HATE PEOPLE I HAVE THE LOVE OF JESUS IN MY HEART…..BUT CLEARLY RENARD DEPATURE WAS ALWAYS COMING WE KNOW HE HAS
    MADE A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO OUR FOOTBALL I.E AFCON 2012 BUT OTHER THAN THAT OUR TEAM WAS FALLING VERY FAST SO AT SOME POINT HE REALY NEEDED TO GO AND THATS WHY
    IAM HAPPY WE SHALL MONITOR HIM CLOSELY AT SOCHAUX I HOPE HE CAN PROVE ME WRONG I THINK SOCHAUX SHOULD PREPARE FOR DRAWS AND LOSES

  63. mike on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:09 pm 

    herve gone.He changed zambian football and pipo should appreciate he for his work.wish you all the best HR.

  64. Mumbi on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:10 pm 

    The story is already on gsn. @Mulenga Pulu, Henk ten Cat has already applied? We need a local coach this time around not a foreigner please.

  65. Mr.right on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:12 pm 

    Renard is the one who has fired FAZ,not the other way round.

  66. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:12 pm 

    Kay Hummer…….Just read his history from his sight.Why are such an arrogant and stubborn character.You cl;aim you read and study soccer and yet i can tell you are blank on this.Googgle Jose Maurinho and come back to me

  67. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:12 pm 

    BA BULLET BAMUDALA…WHEN RENARD WENT TO ANGOLA FAZ TRIED HARD TO CONVINCE PATRICE TO TAKE UP THE CHIPOLOPOLO JOB HE ONLY
    TURNED THEM DOWN NOW ITS LIKE PATRICE BELIEVES HES READY SO THATS WHY IAM SAYING THAT….

  68. Kampinda on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:12 pm 

    That’s a good deal: we’re now going have 2 coaches for the price of one (joking)! But I’m sure those 2 will be on the phone about Chipolopolo every night because I know deep down HR will always remain very attached to our team just like Antebuselic before him. These 2 expats genuinely loved being part of soccer structures. I wont be surprised to see him back in town as often he gets a chance. So I appropriately say ‘Au Revoir’ Coach.

  69. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:13 pm 

    i meant to say site

  70. Theoretician on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:14 pm 

    FAZ/Zambia should not be in a rush to sign on a new expatriate coach. Whilst Bueumuelle takes care let there be serious consultations on constituting a quartet of local coaches base on a (suggested) criteria below:
    1. Goalkeepers coach (must have played in goals)
    2. Defenders coach (his local team must have the most formidable defensive formation in the league
    3. Midfielders coach (proven midfield role in both local and international fixtures)
    4. Strikers coach ( his local team must have the most prolific striking force in the league)
    5. Head coach can be any of the 4 but must demonstrate ability to read games/make necessary substitutions/remedial measures and must be able to enforce discipline.

  71. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:15 pm 

    MUMBI…SO I HEAR FROM MY FRIENDS AT FOOTBALL HOUSE APPLICATION LETTERS ARE ALREADY RAINING LIKE ……BECAUSE AS EARLY AS SATURDAY SOME PEOPLE KNEW RENARD WAS GETTING THE JOB AT SOCHAUX

  72. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:17 pm 

    This article is about the Portuguese football coach. For other people named Mourinho, see Mourinho (name).
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    José Mourinho Mourinho CSKA Moscow 05042010 2.jpg
    Mourinho in 2010
    Personal information
    Full name José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix
    Date of birth 26 January 1963 (age 50)
    Place of birth Setúbal, Portugal
    Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
    Playing position Central midfielder
    Club information
    Current club Chelsea (Manager)
    Senior career*
    Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
    1980–1982 Rio Ave 16 (2)
    1982–1983 Os Belenenses 16 (2)
    1983–1985 GD Sesimbra 35 (1)
    1985–1987 Comércio e Indústria 27 (8)
    Total 94 (13)
    Teams managed
    1992–1993 Sporting CP (assistant manager)
    1993–1996 Porto (assistant manager)
    1996–2000 Barcelona (assistant manager)
    2000 Benfica
    2001–2002 União de Leiria
    2002–2004 Porto
    2004–2007 Chelsea
    2008–2010 Internazionale
    2010–2013 Real Madrid
    2013– Chelsea
    * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
    † Appearances (Goals).
    This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Santos and the second or paternal family name is Mourinho Félix.

    José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, OIH, or simply José Mourinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ moˈɾiɲu]; born 26 January 1963), is a Portuguese football manager and former football player, who is the current manager of Chelsea.[2] Mourinho started out as a player in the 2nd Portuguese division. He studied sports science in Technical University of Lisbon and attended coaching courses in Britain. In Lisbon he worked as a physical education teacher and had spells working as a youth team coach, a scout, and an assistant manager. In the early 1990s, he became an interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson at Sporting Clube de Portugal and Porto in Portugal, and Barcelona in Spain. He remained at the Catalonian club working with Robson’s successor Louis van Gaal.

    Mourinho impressed with brief but successful managerial periods at Benfica and União de Leiria, taking the latter to their highest ever league finish. He returned to Porto in early 2002 as head coach, winning the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, and UEFA Cup in 2003. In the next season Mourinho guided the team to victory in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, to the top of the league for a second time, and won the highest honour in European club football, the UEFA Champions League. Mourinho moved to Chelsea the following year and won the Premier League title with a record 95 points, the club’s first league title in 50 years, and the League Cup in his first season. In his second year Chelsea retained the Premier League and in 2006–07 he took the club to an FA Cup and League Cup double, though they finished as league runners-up. Mourinho left Chelsea in September 2007, amidst reports of a rift with club owner Roman Abramovich.[3]

    In 2008, Mourinho moved to Serie A club Internazionale. Within three months he had won his first Italian honour, the Supercoppa Italiana, and completed the season by winning the Serie A title. In 2009–10 Inter became the first Italian club to win the treble of Serie A, Coppa Italia and the UEFA Champions League, also the first time Inter had won the latter competition since 1965. Beside Ernst Happel, Ottmar Hitzfeld and Jupp Heynckes Mourinho won the UEFA Champions League with two different teams.[4] He won the first ever FIFA Ballon d’Or Best Coach Award in 2010. He then signed with Real Madrid in 2010, winning the Copa del Rey in his first season. The following year he won the La Liga and became the fourth coach, after Tomislav Ivić, Ernst Happel, and Giovanni Trapattoni, to have won league titles in at least four different countries: Portugal, England, Italy, and Spain.[5] After leaving Madrid in June 2013, Mourinho returned to England to manage Chelsea for a second spell.[6]

    Mourinho is widely regarded by some players and coaches to be one of the world’s best managers. Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has described Mourinho as “probably the best coach in the world”.[7][8] Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has stated that Mourinho is the best manager he has ever worked for.[9]

  73. steve banda kaweche on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:17 pm 

    Faz give patrice a trail 4 the freindly games i blev he wil deliver.thunk u HR 4 afcon,nelson mandela challenge & cosafe cup.wish u all the best.pliz faz dont just pick try patrice first periority.if he fails do public advertisment.not appointing freinds.

  74. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:18 pm 

    NOW THAT RENARD HAS GONE I HOPE TO SEE MORE UNITY ON ZAMFOOT BECAUSE FOR ME RENARD WAS A VERY DEVISIVE SUBJECT

  75. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:19 pm 

    We have been insulted on this blog for calling a spade a spade and not a big spoon. We knew that Renard was going to be fired sooner or later.

  76. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:21 pm 

    Renard’s bootlickers are trying to console themselves by saying that he was not fired but released. That is shallow and backward thinking. For heaven’s sake. The character has been fired.end of story!

  77. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:21 pm 

    Kay Hummer……..I have decided to spoon feed you.Don’t try to scare your friends by claiming that you read and study soccer when you know very little or nothing

  78. PULU MULENGA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:21 pm 

    IF FAZ EMPLOY A RESONABLE COACH YOU WILL SEE MORE OPTIMISM IN MY COMMENTS I HOPE
    GAVIN HUNT WONT BE GIVEN THE JOB EITHER

  79. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:28 pm 

    Kay Hummer………I do not intend to cut short your celebrations.I must say that am very disappointed with you.You can even have the audacity to stand on the roof top and tell me that Jose Maurinho was never a PE teacher

  80. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:30 pm 

    @The Bullet,you are one of Herve Renard’s worshipers. I can imagine the pain and sorrow you are going through right now. Truth be told that Renard was a pathetic coach. Yes i study and read football everyday.

  81. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:37 pm 

    @The Bullet, don’t bring unauthenticated articles here and paste them.you are must be out of your mind of your mind by trying to compare your disgraced Herve Renard to the special JOSE MOURINHO. Jose is a successful coach who always achieves what he sets in his career! He is not a failure like Renard!

  82. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:41 pm 

    FAZ should be careful now in selecting a coach,We don’t want people masquerading as a coach to manage the team.We want someone with a prove track record and pedigree!

  83. KOMS on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:44 pm 

    Point of correction Key hammer. Renard was robed by france leagea side & went through interviews which he finally succeeded who’s confirmation reached the FAZ who never said we fired him but releaved. U shall know the truth & the truth shall set u free.

  84. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:48 pm 

    Kay Hummer………Don’t use words like worshiper.Just use a simple word like supporter.Yes i have always supported HR because alitusebulula insoni.
    You study and read football but i have seen that you are missing some details.I will advise that you should learn to listen all the time.Even when you have some knowledge try by all means to listen.You may learn something.Listening is a big virtue because we learn everyday

  85. wasp on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 3:56 pm 

    i was never a really big fan of Renard, but i wish him well at Sochaux.

    he was certainly not a failure compared to some previous coaches. so can the Hevre haters stop the crap and lets move on please. twamyumfwa fyafula twanaka!

  86. john on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:00 pm 

    this is good news it’s like we have just gotten our independence from our colonial master in the white shirt. the team was finishing

  87. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:00 pm 

    Kay Hummer………Ulomfwa iwe.Go to Maurinho’s site.You will find that article.Read wikipedia.Continue reading and studying soccer you will find these details some day from authenticated sources

  88. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:08 pm 

    @The Bullet,you make it sound as if Herve Renard is the one that won us the Afcon in 2012.I have always said that he was just in the right place at the right time. Anyone would have won us that trophy. It was our time. Anyone would have won as that trophy. FIFA were generous enough in awarding us free 3 points. But what did that pathetic coach do?? he blew the chance.Zambia should have been in the world cup playoffs had it not been for his arrogance and pathetic tactics!

  89. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:11 pm 

    @KOMS, Renard has been fired.FAZ have just tried to be diplomatic in making the announcement so that they don’t disgrace and humiliate him.HE HAS BEEN FIRED!that is what you should know!

  90. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:15 pm 

    People are out on the streets celebrating Herve Renard’s sacking where i live!

  91. Luapula Fish on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:22 pm 

    Any coach will be insulted ,thats the nature of the game .The question is ‘what type of a coach should FAZ engange ?’ Its either they go Morinho way or Wenger way . They can go for a competitive and tournament coach like Renard or Soccer Development oriented coach like Wenger or Poulsen

  92. Big Steve 4rm SA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:22 pm 

    Bullet thanks for the article that clearly says Mourinho was a PE teacher. gosh some people just comment before they even try to even hint at researching. Please please please read Bullets piece before you start trying to throw out the trash talk that Mourinho was never a PE teacher.

  93. gb on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:23 pm 

    Henk Ten Cate also has had a fair share of being fired, but he is a damn good coach, going by what I have rad. Not Gavin Hunt please, my foot!

  94. gb on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:25 pm 

    Let Gavin Hunt coach Bafana Bafana or the Zebras and not the killer Bullets.

  95. Big Steve 4rm SA on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:25 pm 

    For those with reading issues the line is clear “In Lisbon he worked as a physical education teacher” and just to school you a little bit, the acronym PE stands for physical education.

  96. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:33 pm 

    Big Steve…….This is the guy who has been claiming that he reads a lot of soccer.When you give the facts which he has no knowledge of,he will cry foul and claim the info is not authenticated

  97. Mumbi on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:35 pm 

    Why the hatreat on Herve @Kay hummer? Herve has just dumped Zambia 4 a better deal no one has fired him please. We all wanted him to go and its over.

  98. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:38 pm 

    Kay Hummer………You really amaze.When you call HR stubborn,then he should not stoop to your level to call you names.My friend,you should practice the virtues you preach.What you are telling me is “chiwamila galu kuluma mbuzi”You are not a fair person

  99. Positive thinking on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:42 pm 

    Yaba mwansekesha imwe Big Steve and Bullet. Trust me you will get nowhere arguing with anyone who makes the statement “anyone could have won afcon 2012. it was just our time.” and then says that they read football everyday.

    Bushe then when will be our time to go to the world cup? When it hosted in Gabon? Maybe we’ll ask anyone to coach the team. You can’t reason with these dudes…amano kuti yapwa nga ule posa kuli aba mwe.

  100. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:45 pm 

    Positive thinking……..I have heard.Nakumfwa

  101. obbie on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:48 pm 

    As a worshiper and boot liker of HR,i would like to thank HR for all the hard work and the improvement to brought to the Chipolopolo team. I wish you on behalf of all reasonable soccer fans well in your new job HR. You gave Zambia your all and you brought smiles on many Zambians including those who hate you now.

    Make sure you do not forget our players please Renard and help our Mayuka to rediscover his form. Do not punish Mayuka and other Chipolopolo team players for the wrong comments which john, key hammer, pulu and company have been posting here.

    There is a saying that do not judge a person for who he is but for who he is able to be.

    FAZ make sure you do not disappoint our camp by letting Beaumelle to go. john camp has won by chasing HR but our camp should also win by allowing Beaumelle to take over as new coach for continuity’s sake.

  102. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:50 pm 

    @The Bullet, you have called my names before and i have tried as much as possible to avoid you.i think at the end of the day we all want the best for the chipolopolo, Renard is finally history now. Good times are coming. We will start wining away matches now. The future looks bright for the national team.

  103. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:54 pm 

    The Herve Renard worshipers are now eating humble pie.They thought Herve Renard is a messiah and was going to be here forever. He is history now. FAZ should not make the mistake of asking this character to come back and coach the team.I hope he is gone for good now!

  104. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 4:55 pm 

    @Mumbi, Renard has been fired.PERIOD!

  105. KK 11 on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:00 pm 

    The Small minds will claim victory as if they had anything to do with these happenings. Faz have handled this very well and the fact that it is a amicable split will benefit both parties in the longrun. Herve for his part has done a magnificent job for Zambia and himself, while Faz were smart enough to have brought him back after Bonetti was let go. I sincerely hope that Renard will bring some of his “players” from Zambia to Sochaux and Faz can leverage their freindship with him to the benefit of Zambian Soccer. Thanks Herve.
    The anti Herve Renard wing on this Blog should put their celebrations on hold, because if my gut is right what happens if Faz give the Job to Patrice?????

  106. Mike phiri on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:08 pm 

    I thank FAZ for doing our football a favour by firing oh sorry by relieving HR of his duties,i thank zamfoot as well for publishing our views.which has led to what most zambian soccer loving people wanted(the firing of HR).Today is a big day for zambian football,it has moved one step ahead,We now need an experienced coach,a coach who will instill confidence in our boys and bring back smiles on our faces after a game

  107. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:08 pm 

    Kay Hummer……..I have never called you names.I don’t insult.If giving you facts is insulting then i beg for forgiveness.

  108. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:11 pm 

    Renard’s sacking is the end of an era and the possibly the end to mediocrity. Players now will be selected on merit and club forms.The new coach should ensure that pathetic and useless players like Noah Chivuta,William Njobvu and Chintu KAMPAMBA

  109. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:13 pm 

    Kay Hummer……..Ndimukalamba sana.I try very much to avoid abusive language.

  110. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:16 pm 

    Kay Hummer……Please avoid abusive language like useless.It is insulting language to those boys you are mentioning.They were the best players Zambia had at some stage in our soccer

  111. egwugwu on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:16 pm 

    Zambians we talk too much.

  112. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:17 pm 

    @Mike phiri, well said.people need to be told the truth here. It is a big day in zambian football.it is a new breath of fresh air.Patrice Beaumelle has taken temporally charge of the team for now.

  113. Mike phiri on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:22 pm 

    I can be very suprised if FAZ can only put new pistons and never change the rings,Patrice should also be………I mean what can one learn from a dull coach?

  114. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:24 pm 

    @The Bullet,i will need to go back and start recalling what you have called me in the past.I have insulted here for only speaking the truth and nothing else but the truth!

  115. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:27 pm 

    @The Bullet, i don’t think calling someone useless is abusive. I stand to be corrected on that score. The players that i have mentioned have not added value to the national team. Herve Renard overlooked a player like Fwayo Tembo who was in hot form just before Afcon 2013 at the expanse of the three players. Now that HR is gone. We expect players to be called to the team on merit!

  116. Mike phiri on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:29 pm 

    Key hummer,The problem is that some of us dont want to say things as they are,For example something which is of no use,instead of calling it useless we want to find a special name for it like veteran,experienced etc

  117. The Bullet on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:38 pm 

    okay guys…continue celebrating.In the meantime i have to retire to my usual watering hole for my mosi lager. Bye

  118. Mwiinga on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:42 pm 

    Depressed is an understatement! i’ll comment later

  119. Kay Hummer on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:43 pm 

    @The Bullet,you are again running to a tavern instead of discussing soccer here…

  120. Master Dribbler on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:44 pm 

    John is conspicuously missing. John where are you?

  121. Positive thinking on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:48 pm 

    I think any reasonable fan knows that HR has achieved alot with the national team. I am actually curious to see what the players themselves have to say about this.

    p.s. where is Isaac Chansa? thats my campaign.

  122. Mike phiri on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 5:48 pm 

    There was a time when we used to get angry when chipolopolo beat teams like malawi,tanzania,lesotho,swaziland,,,,, by a lone,But under the HR a draw was a relief.The guy has left our football in pieces,Thats why we now need a very good coach to turn the tables around,I see a good future for our football now

  123. john on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:04 pm 

    kay hummer is right renard has been fired FAZ could have rejected the souchax approach

  124. Positive thinking on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:17 pm 

    lol…a man employed by company X goes for interviews with company Y. Upon receiving info that he has been accepted at company Y, he has a meeting with his employers at company X where they decide to part company so he can work at company Y.

    Has company X fired this man. If they have; then they owe him money because he still has a contract. Hmmmmm, why am I not surprised at the individuals who’s logic falls under the category of “HR must go.”

  125. Positive thinking on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:19 pm 

    I fail to listen to a person who can’t even spell “temporary”

  126. Uwe on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:27 pm 

    back to mediocrity…

  127. Fc on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:44 pm 

    Good bye Herve u tryed your best with our Dr Congo,china,sa,Russia and thailand based players by making them compete with likes Ivory coast,Ghana and senegal with quality players in fa premier league,la liga,bundesliga,serie a and french ligue that shows resilience winning afcon 2012 no one thought we could

  128. Mike phiri on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:51 pm 

    Dont bring confusion here,Who cares whether HR has been retired,released,stoped,relieved from from his duties,red carded,prooned.FIRED!.The chief thing here is that HR is no longer coach for our national team.take it or leave it,believe it or not.And very soon a better coach will take over.Am now tired of these HR worshipers,

  129. Progressive on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:53 pm 

    To the pleasure of IchiPULUlu and the wailers.

  130. Mugaiwa on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 6:58 pm 

    Its just time, everything has got its own time and people come and go. In this case I personally wish Renard well at his new club. His coaching in Zambia remains history written in black and white, his failures and success will be remembered.

  131. Kofi on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:01 pm 

    I just read this news on BBC site so I decided to come and read my Zambian bro & Sis comments on Zamfoot. I’ve said it here before and I will say it again. HR was among the best coaches in Africa. Zambians problem was FAZ and not HR. Let’s see what Chipolopolos can do at the next ACN. I’m Ghanaian but in love with Team Zambia

  132. chipolopolo bodyguard on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:01 pm 

    is mampi following him to france too?

  133. tc Soccerman on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:05 pm 

    I will come and take over Mampi when I come to Zed since you guys slept and let Frenchman ride your ride. Kekekeke. Just kiddin, nikali kunyenga a Zungu.

  134. tc Soccerman on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:08 pm 

    Sir Alex Ferguson seeks new opportunity/challenge and according to his twitter account, he would like to finish what his countryman Ian Porterfield had left, so he will be Zambia’s next coach.

  135. Rememberporterfield on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:10 pm 

    Don’t get too excited my friends cause this is what’s gonna happen. Renard will fail to tick and will be fired by the end of the season and guess what. Kalu will bring him back. Mark my words people.

  136. zed on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:12 pm 

    We need a coach from germany and please faz no local coach.

  137. Paradox on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:21 pm 

    SO THE WAILERS WANT TO TAKE CREDIT FOR RENARD’S DEPATURE. ONE THINGS THESE CLUELESS AND USELESS WIMPS MUST KNOW IS THAT MR RENARD LEFT BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT WITH FAZ. WAILER BASSMAN PULU. WE DONT NEED YO COMMENTS EVEN IF RENARD IS GONE. GO AND BLOG ON PLANET PLUTO.

  138. ANDAVINKS on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:31 pm 

    Zambians should appreciate what this man has done 4 you, if not for him zambia won’t by now have won the afcon. give honour to whom honour is do

  139. class on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 7:53 pm 

    i dont think renard left by mutual consent with faz, its either one didnt like the other.

  140. Paradox on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 8:14 pm 

    @class. Tune in to q-fm radio. There is a special soccerchat programme, eric mwanza is on air.

  141. Anonymous on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 8:30 pm 

    finaly he z gone

  142. Frackson nyirenda on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 8:41 pm 

    I love HR and am happy for him.he is a zambian hiro.goodlack HR

  143. kampombwa on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 8:42 pm 

    Ok job well done renard but am sure we all agree that we needed a change of air gents

  144. Neutral on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 9:02 pm 

    I am now happy that Renard has fulfilled his word: to leave if we fail to qualify to Brazil! On the other hand if he left after Afcon which I thot would be the case, Zambia would hv been in second round of WC qualifiers by now!

  145. Mwiinga on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 9:40 pm 

    Still down because Herve has left but at least Patrice is around

  146. Ras-Mukho on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 9:59 pm 

    Anyway there times I will solely miss this harve guy .but that’s soccer u run out of ideas sometimes he ain’t a too bad couch bt chipolopolo became just to big for his experience. Alas good luck FOX

  147. Positive thinking on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 10:21 pm 

    Kwena..I am abit sad that HR is gone, but like others here. I feel he had taken us as far as he could. Change is not a bad thing, but those expecting overnight success are going to have to think again. A good and hungry coach, might be able to do wonders for us, but there will have to be patience. Look at Brendan Rodgers and my beloved Liverpool…it takes time. Even Bonnetti lost his first real game to Libya in Tripoli.

  148. Anonymous on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 10:31 pm 

    good news.

  149. Chineke on Mon, 7th Oct 2013 10:31 pm 

    PLEASE NAME A NATIONAL COACH IN AFRICA WHO WAS OFFERED A JOB IN EUROPE LEAGUE 1. NOT MORE THAN FIVE. I you want results, but sometimes we get carried away and don’t see the big picture. Some people see the big picture in Renard. It is big for him. I am also sure that he will opens door for many Zambians. He made history for Zambia, like it or not.

  150. jimmy k. on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 12:07 am 

    The man took u to 2010 Alcon quarter finals, at the time it was your first in 14 yrs. He returned towin Alcon 2012 for you yet some of u ungrateful beings think he is not good.do a realistic analysis and see if any Zambian past coach had achieve more than him. Be grateful.

  151. Chineke on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 1:07 am 

    Impersonator! You can’t fly the green-white-green and that is what will always give you away.

  152. mulondwe muzungu on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 4:01 am 

    The next coach should be a Zambian period.

  153. charlie Cool on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 4:31 am 

    I am convinced beyond any reasonable dout that Kay Hammer et al are mental patients

  154. Kay Hummer on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 7:56 am 

    @Chalie cool, you can call me and the other objective bloggers on this site names.i call a spade a spade and not a big spoon. We have won this battle and disgraced Herve Renard is now history. We now need an experienced coach with a proven track record and not a tourist or a PE teacher!

  155. Kay Hummer on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 7:57 am 

    People have celebrated Renard’s departure in my area the whole night!

  156. The Bullet on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 9:38 am 

    fwabufi ifyo

  157. The Bullet on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 9:39 am 

    You are sugar coating

  158. chipolopolo bodyguard on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 10:06 am 

    @kay hummer was it in your dreams or what? coz the country is in shock.

  159. danny on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 10:29 am 

    Give credit were it is due HR was a good coach and he did all that he was capable of and no other coach has done what HR has achieved for us Zambians in our History all the best HR in your Future Careers

  160. Anonymous on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 11:47 am 

    Go well my friend. I wish you all the luck in the world. Football is so much about that.

  161. wasp on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 11:50 am 

    @kay hammer & co are so childish…ta mwakwata ifya kuchita? grow up, lets have positive discussions.

  162. Anonymous on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 3:55 pm 

    U ar goin 2 rimembr Herve Renard its only dat tamutasha ad da prblem z dat us zambians we tok 2 much.

  163. kojak on Tue, 8th Oct 2013 9:46 pm 

    ba STUMPY, please list the players that played for Zambia at AFCON 2010 in Angola. Then give us those that your Bonneti used to qualify us to AFCON 2012. Then give us Renard’ team that won AFCON 2012.

    It appears so far kwati bola imweb bamishimikilafye elyo nomba mwala bwatabwatfye pa mwela.

    Meanwhile, well done and asante to umwana Renard. I personally thought time for another coach was due yet not without taking into account the good work that the ‘Fox’ had put in for this great nation.

  164. Jouer on Wed, 9th Oct 2013 9:31 am 

    people that are anti renard are dull and uneducated how can bonitti be given credit he was not the one who picked the team against senegal,ghana or ivory coast you guys started watching football in 2013 you are soo miss informed on how football works the problem is dull people are the most passionate people