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Henri Michel passes away at 70 after long battle with Illness

, former international and manager, passed away earlier this morning aged 70 after a long fight with illness. 

It was confirmed on Tuesday that Henri Michel has passed away. Michel has been battling with illness for a long time.

The France man played for Nantes for sixteen years, making over 500 appearances with them and is regarded as a Nantes legend. He won three league titles with the team in his sixteen years with them.

Michel managed Zamalek in 2007 just after he finished coaching Morocco in the 2006 World Cup. One year later he left Zamalek to return back to Morocco.

In August 2009, he returned back to Zamalek and after exactly three months he was sacked by the board as he fell 15 points behind Al Ahly in the league.

Henri also has 58 Caps with the French national team and scored four goals. He also managed France for four years between 1984 and 1988.

In all, Henri managed 8 different national teams — including Morocco, Cameroon, Tunisia and the Ivory Coast. Henri’s great influence in Africa spread to the club level as well, where he managed Raja Casablanca, Mamelodi Sundowns as well as the aforementioned Zamalek.


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