|File:Henri Michel 1.jpg|
|Date of birth||29 October 1947|
|Place of birth||Aix-en-Provence, France|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Henri Michel (born 29 October 1947 in Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône) is a former French footballer and current coach. He played as a midfielder and later went on to coach various clubs and national teams all over the world. Henri is currently married to Rouba Khalil (born October 18, 1964), a Lebanese woman. Some media state that they met in an airport and later got married. Rouba was a divorcee when she married Henri. She has three daughters from her ex-husband.
Michel played for AS Aix between 1964 and 1966. He then moved to FC Nantes where he played from 1966 until his retirement in 1982.
Michel played 58 times for the France national football team.
Honours as player
- Ligue 1 champion 1973, 1977 and 1980 with Nantes.
- Ligue 1 runner-up 1967, 1974, 1978, 1979 and 1981 with Nantes.
- Coupe de France winners 1979 with Nantes.
- Coupe de France finalist 1970 and 1973 with Nantes.
- 58 caps (4 goals) for French national side from 1967 to 1980.
In 1994 he managed Cameroon.
Michel had two stints with Morocco, the first being between 1995 and 2000.
His second stint, beginning in 2007, was short-lived with a poor showing at the Africa Cup of Nations 2008 where Morocco left in the first round. This resulted in his sacking from the post in February 2008.
In 2006 he managed the Côte d'Ivoire national football team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where they played well but went down to two defeats by Argentina and the Netherlands, before beating Serbia & Montenegro 3–2 in their final match.
After the 2006 World Cup he joined the Egyptian club Zamalek. He left the club in 2007 to return to Morocco.
After two years turned back to El Zamalek on 30 August 2009 and on 30 November 2009 El Zamalek officials have fired the French coach due to negative results, the team was 15 points behind bitter rivals Al Ahly in the Egyptian league.
On 10 December 2010, 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. He 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 21 December 2011, he resigned as coach of Equatorial Guinea again, citing interference from a "third party" as the reason for his departure.
On 28 August 2012, Michel was named by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) as the head coach of the Harambee Stars, taking over from James Nandwa, who was acting as manager on a caretaker basis. Barely four months later, he resigned, stating that he "could not find an amicable agreement within the deadlines regarding my compliance with several provisions of the contract". The FKF has also stated that they were disappointed with his attitude especially in looking down towards local tournaments, even describing the 2012 CECAFA Cup as useless and sent Nandwa to handle the team as interim coach.
Honours as manager
- Winner of 1984 Olympics with France (although the coaches don't receive a winning medal or title)
- Botola in 2004 with Raja de Casablanca .
- Winner of CAF Confederation Cup with Raja de Casablanca
- "Michel leaves Sundowns". FIFA. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2009.[dead link]
- Henri Michel coacht Zamalek
- Hassan replaces Zamalek's Michel
- "Henri Michel quits as Equatorial Guinea coach again". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
- "Frenchman Henri Michel takes over as Kenya Harambee Stars head coach". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- "Frenchman Henri Michel quits as coach of Kenya". BBC Sport. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "FKF scouting for new Harambee Stars coach". MichezoAfrika.com. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- (French) French Football Federation Profile