Renard was recently linked with the coaching job at Orlando Pirates and, following his success with Chipolopolo, he has become attractive to most well-paying clubs.
Having masterminded most of Zambia’s success from Johannesburg, where the national team has chosen to camp ahead of matches over the last year, Renard has also familiarised himself with the country.
“Yes, I would like to come and work in South Africa some day because I think it is possible to work very well here, especially with the infrastructure that is here ... the stadiums are fantastic,’ he tells KickOff.com.
“There are good players and there is also money available to organise some good things. I am sure with the good professionalism that seems to be here it is possible to achieve something very good.”
He adds: “But right now it is not the time. For now I have a contract with the Federation of Zambia for two more years; that means we can only talk about me coming to South Africa later on in the future. I am sure one day I will come and coach in South Africa.”
Renard also clears the air about reports that linked him with Pirates – who have since appointed Augusto Palacios on a permanent basis – stating that he was never approached.
“I have never been approached. I have honestly never even spoken to anyone from Pirates. I just read about this in the newspapers, but I have never received one call from South Africa.
“I have only been mentioned by the journalists and not the clubs, so it has just been media talk and nothing more,” adds Renard.