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Henri Michel: The Former Coach of France, Cameroon and Ivory Coast Dies at 70

Former French midfielder Henri Michel, who led eight countries in a 30-year career, died at the age of 70. He was selected 58 times by France and was coach of this country from 1984 to 1988.

Henri Michel led France, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia and Ivory Coast to the World Cup, and was also responsible for the United Arab Emirates, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya.

He won three league titles in France during a 16-year career with Nantes.


His career as a coach started with the French team, with which he won gold at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. They also reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 1986.

He was appointed coach of Cameroon in 1994, Morocco in 1995, the United Arab Emirates in 2000, Tunisia in 2001 and Côte d’Ivoire in 2004.

Henri Michel returned to Morocco in 2007 before becoming coach of Equatorial Guinea and Kenya.

He has also worked with Paris St-Germain and some big African clubs like Zamalek in Egypt, Raja Casablanca in Morocco and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa.


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