12 Facts About Henri Michel


Henri Louis Michel was a French football player and coach.


Henri Michel played as a midfielder for Nantes and the France national team, and later went on to coach various clubs and national teams all over the world.


Henri Michel had two stints with Morocco, the first being between 1995 and 2000.


Henri Michel was fired when Tunisia exited the 2002 African Cup of Nations in the first round after failing to score a single goal.


Henri Michel joined the Ivorian national team after the departure of Robert Nouzaret around 2004.


Henri Michel managed with a young Ivorian team to come out first of their group ahead of Cameroon and Egypt, becoming the first coach to send Ivory Coast to the World Cup.


Henri Michel left the club in 2007 to return to Morocco.


Henri Michel left in March 2009 after being chased by an angry mob demanding his resignation.


Henri Michel was named Raja de Casablanca manager on 11 June 2010.


On 10 December 2010, Henri Michel was hired head coach of the Equatorial Guinea to lead the team for 2012 Africa Cup of Nations they will co-host with Gabon.


Henri Michel suddenly resigned from his post on 19 October 2011, with the Africa Cup of Nations three months away, because he said he could not have the best players in the country, but five days later he was rehired thanks to the dismissal of Sports Minister Ruslan Obiang Nsue.


On 28 August 2012, Henri Michel was named by the Football Kenya Federation as the head coach of the Harambee Stars, taking over from James Nandwa, who was acting as manager on a caretaker basis.