Former France coach and legendary manager of French Lique 1 side Nantes, Henri Michel is dead.
He died at the age of 70.
French Football Federation wrote on Twitter: “Henri Michel, former player and coach, died this morning at the age of 70.”
Aside coaching the France national team between 1984 and 1988, he had amassed over 500 appearances for Nantes in a lengthy playing career.
Michel coached Morocco for two stints, Tunisia at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations and the Ivory Coast during the 2006 World Cup.
FIFA paid tributes to the veteran manager in a tweet on its official World Cup Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon.
We are saddened to hear about the death of legendary coach Henri Michel, a man who brought joy to thousands of fans around the world.
He guided 4 different sides to the World Cup as coach:
🇫🇷France in 1986 (🥉)
🇨🇲Cameroon in 1994
🇲🇦Morocco in 1998
🇨🇮Côte d'Ivoire in 2006 pic.twitter.com/VIFa3sFd8j
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) April 24, 2018