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Coach Renard signs contract extension with Saudi Arabia national soccer team

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Herve Renard has signed a contract extension to remain as Saudi Arabia national team coach until 2027, the country’s football federation announced on Friday.

The 53-year-old Frenchman was at the helm as Saudi Arabia qualified for November’s World Cup finals in Qatar, where they are due to face Argentina, Mexico and Poland.

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“We achieved our first target, let’s work together for the rest,” Renard said in a video posted on the Saudi federation’s social media.

“I’m here to stay.”

Renard took over as Saudi Arabia coach in 2019 as the long-term replacement for Juan Antonio Pizzi, having previously led Zambia and Ivory Coast to the African Cup of Nations title.

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