SAUDI ARABIA manager Herve Renard’s partner Viviane Dieye is a lucky World Cup charm with her ex-husband being the boss who led Senegal to their iconic 2002 win over France.
Frenchman Renard, 54, guided Saudi to a historic upset at the Qatar World Cup, with his team beating one of the favourites, Argentina, 2-1.
Metsu sadly died from cancer in 2013.
Renard and Viviane, who both had three children, fell in love after Metsu’s passing, with the Saudi manager in charge of Morocco at the time.
And the couple are said to be planning to tie the knot soon.
One of Renard’s three children, Candice, has become quite a recognisable figure in France, appearing in a number of reality TV shows.
However, the 25-year-old has had a bad experience in football as she was subject to a vicious assault during her father’s tenure as Morocco manager.
Candice was attacked after a match in the Ivory Coast, where she was caught in a melee involving angry local fans.
She was hit with batons and was later stretchered away, with the incident leaving Renard close to tears.
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He said: “I don’t know how people can behave like that towards my daughter.”
Senegalese beauty Viviane met her first husband in Italy and she had three children with him.
Viviane birthed Enzo, Noah and Maeva, and she is also the stemother to a fourth, Remy, who was from one of Metus previous relationships.
She owns a business in Morocco, running a sports store in a Casablanca shopping centre.
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