Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FKF to unveil Henri Michel as the new Stars coach

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) will unveil the former head coach of Cote d’Ivoire, Henri Michel as the new national team head coach next Tuesday.
The selection was confirmed by FKFs chairman Sam Nyamweya on Tuesday with Prime Minister Raila Odinga expected to officially unveil Michel who has accepted to take up the task.
64-year-old Frenchman beat over 60 top foreign coaches who had applied for the job. Some of the top coaches he was up against include compatriot Raymond Domenech (who took France to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa), Belgians Adel Amrouche and Tom Saintfeit.

Henri Michel's Profile as a Manager
1984 – Leads the French National team to Olympic Gold  
1986 – Led France to the World Cup semi-finals in Mexico finishing third
1994 – Coached Cameroon
1995-2000 – Coached Morocco advancing to the 1998 World Cup
2006 – Coached Cote d’Ivoire reached the Africa Cup in Egypt
2006-2007/2009 – Coached Egypt’s Zamalek
2008-2009 – Coached South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns
2010 – Coached Morocco’s Raja de Casablanca (won CAF Confederation Cup)
2011 – Coached Equatorial Guinea
As a French International, he scored 4 goals in his 58 appearances winning the French Cup in the domestic league as well as winning the league title 3 times with Nantes.

The last two foreign coaches to manage the national team were France’s Bernard Pascal Lama and Germany Antoine Hey.
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