Bareman answers Fan Movement questions in India 

Bareman answers Fan Movement questions in India 

After more than a decade in Africa, where he enjoyed very successful stints in Zambia, Côte d'Ivoire and Morocco, winning the CAF Africa Cup of Nations title twice and qualifying for the FIFA World Cup™, French coach Herve Renard decided to switch continents. His new destination is Asia, where he headed in July to take up the coaching reins of Saudi Arabia.

Despite a busy schedule and having little time to prepare for the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying campaign, the coach took time out to talk exclusively to FIFA.com. “It was time for a new challenge, and I hope I’ll succeed in Saudi Arabia,” he said.

During the interview, the 51-year-old Frenchman discussed, among other things, his objectives with the Saudi national team, his memories of more than a decade in Africa, and why he likes to have a good relationship with his players wherever he goes.

After more than a decade in Africa, where he enjoyed very successful stints in Zambia, Côte d'Ivoire and Morocco, winning the CAF Africa Cup of Nations title twice and qualifying for the FIFA World Cup™, French coach Herve Renard decided to switch continents. His new destination is Asia, where he headed in July to take up the coaching reins of Saudi Arabia.

Despite a busy schedule and having little time to prepare for the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying campaign, the coach took time out to talk exclusively to FIFA.com. “It was time for a new challenge, and I hope I’ll succeed in Saudi Arabia,” he said.

During the interview, the 51-year-old Frenchman discussed, among other things, his objectives with the Saudi national team, his memories of more than a decade in Africa, and why he likes to have a good relationship with his players wherever he goes.