Struggling French Ligue 1 club Sochaux targets Renard

Zambia coach Herve Renard

Zambia coach Herve Renard has made the shortlist for the vacant job a struggling French Ligue 1 club Sochaux.

The Sochaux job fell vacant on Thursday following coach Eric Hely’s decision to resign after a spate of poor result at the French Ligue 1 club.

According to Lequipe, Renard is one of four contenders for the job.

Others are his compatriots Frédéric Antonetti and the experienced Guy Lacombe.

Both Antonetti and Lacombe are both out of jobs after parting ways with Rennes and UAE club Al Wasl FC respectively.

Uruguayan Pablo Correa, who is currently coach at French Ligue 1 side Evian, is also a candidate.

Renard meanwhile, is hurtling towards the end of this three year contract with Zambia that expires in June, 2014.

The Zambia coach’s future has been uncertain after Chipolopolo tumbled in the race to the 2014 World Cup and their failure to qualify for the 2014 CHAN finals in South Africa.

Renard, who won the 2012 Africa Cup with Zambia, also failed to defend the title this year in South Africa where his team tumbled in the preliminary group stage.

And should Renard get the Sochaux job, he will be reunited with one of his Zambian players.

Striker Emmanuel Mayuka is currently at Sochaux on a year-long loan from English side Southampton.

Sochaux are currently bottom of Ligue 1 with two points from their opening seven games played into the 2013/2014 season and are currently on a three-match losing streak.