4/24/2018 5:12:54 PM (GMT+3)

Former France coach Henry Michel passes away

Former France coach Henry Michel passes away

PARIS: Former France football coach Henri Michel, who led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title, has died at the age of 71, the French footballers' union (UNFP) tweeted on Tuesday.

Born in Aix-en-Provence, Michel played in midfield for Nantes and earned 58 international caps between 1967 and 1980. He was a three-time winner of the French league title.

He 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.

Michel then guided a France team containing Michel Platini which had just won the European Championships under the management of Michel Hidalgo.

 

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