Morocco opened the World Cup with a match that, on paper, appeared the least interesting of Friday’s matches. But that was before the internet set sights on Morocco coach Hervé Renard.
The Atlas Lions are a sleeper pick to reach the quarterfinals (at least, I seem to think so). Morocco has quality throughout the side, with more European-based players than any country outside of Europe.
But what really caught the eye of social media on Friday was Hervé Renard, the dreamboat Morocco coach. The 49-year-old Frenchman was the subject of plenty of ogling in his dashing outfit on the sidelines against Iran.
Here for Morocco's coach and his crisp tight white shirts #worldcup pic.twitter.com/4tJx4PVWnC— Murtada (@ME_Says) June 15, 2018
Morocco coach got me willing to risk it all pic.twitter.com/MCtrj9QVd0— Alex Olshansky (@atosoccer) June 15, 2018
How does Herve Renard find time to coach Morocco around his romance novel cover shoots pic.twitter.com/Dbni3bOsjD— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) June 15, 2018
im here for the soccer and pretty faces. half the morocco team and their coach are a smash— juana (@johnstons08) June 15, 2018
Morocco coach body look good though pic.twitter.com/mtdhE6ykBp— Soul Food (@SoulCrazii) June 15, 2018
everyone in my break room went silent when they showed Morocco’s coach— Ashley Holcomb (@ashleyxholcomb) June 15, 2018
Regardless of what happens on the pitch, I’d say Morocco’s coach Hervé Renard (just) beats out Iran’s coach, Carlos Queiroz in the “Blue Steel”
stakes. pic.twitter.com/Km5KqdmJ5j— Kay Murray (@KayLMurray) June 15, 2018
Herve Renard, the Morocco coach, is giving me some very strong Jamie Lannister vibes. #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/lvaWrlbTMf— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) June 15, 2018
Morocco's coach looks like he's going to fuck his sister in the coming season of Game of Thrones— Morata (@Nuwaha17) June 15, 2018
Morocco's coach Hervé Renard, with & without makeup. pic.twitter.com/KXLBQlX3ht— Wicky (@Wicknes007) June 15, 2018
Morocco’s coach over here looking like Prince Charming #MORIRN pic.twitter.com/UZRkXaf0jq— Dorothy Gaby (@DGSpinelli) June 15, 2018
Morocco is coming off a bitter defeat to the U.S., Mexico and Canada for the right to host the 2026 World Cup, but at least the Atlas Lions are in the tournament (unlike the U.S. and Canada).
And at least Morocco coach Hervé Renard is one sexy dude.