Ex-Liverpool coach faces hot competition for vacant job with Euro giants

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Brendan Rodgers’ chances of taking over at Turkish heavyweights Galatasaray have been dealt a blow with the news that the Super Lig giants are eyeing Herve Renard.

The French coach guided Cote d’Ivoire to the African Cup of Nations title earlier in the year, before leaving the Elephants hotseat in order to return to his homeland.

Having previously coached Sochaux, the charismatic coach was appointed at LOSC Lille, but was dismissed only months into his tenure at the beginning of November.

Les Dogues won only two of their 14 league matches under Renard, and the manager oversaw a barren run when the team largely failed to trouble other sides offensively.

However, his failings at the Stade Pierre Mauroy haven’t dissuaded the Galatasaray chiefs, with L’Equipe reporting on Sunday [via Le 10 Sport] that Renard had been shortlisted for the vacant post to replace Hamza Hamzaoglu with the Istanbul giants.

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The French coach represents considerable competition for Rodgers, who has also been tipped for the post following his dismissal from Liverpool last month.

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