Former France manager Henri Michel dies aged 70
By Chris Reidy
Last Updated: 24/04/18 3:12pm
Former France manager Henri Michel has died at the age of 70.
Michel was capped 58 times by France who he coached from 1984 to 1988, leading Les Bleus to third place at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
He managed eight different countries and in his playing career he made over 500 appearances for Nantes winning three league titles.
Michel took over France's Olympic men's squad in 1982, guiding them to the '84 gold medal in Los Angeles where they beat Brazil in the final.
Paris Saint-German, who Michel managed from 1990-1991 tweeted, "Former coach of Paris Saint-Germain, a great gentleman and a character of French football went. Our condolences to the family and relatives of Henri Michel."
He led France, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia and Ivory Coast at the 2006 World Cup, and also had spells in charge of the United Arab Emirates, Equatorial Guinea and Kenya.
Michel returned to Morocco in 2007 before coaching Equatorial Guinea and Kenya.
Former Tottenham striker Mido, who Michel managed at Zamalek in Egypt tweeted, "Very sad to hear the news about my former coach Henri Michel.. he was a great person and a great Coach!"
As well as Zamalek he also worked with some of Africa's leading club sides, including spells with Morocco's Raja Casablanca, as well as South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns.