* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Philippe Omar Troussier (born 21 March 1955 in Paris) is a Frenchfootball manager and a former professional player. After a modest playing career within the French leagues he moved into management where he started out within the lower echelons of French football, however it was his move to Ivorian team ASEC Mimosas where he started to distinguish himself as a manager after winning several league titles with them. This would soon see him have a long association with African football and particularly their national teams, with Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, South Africa and Burkina Faso being teams he managed. His international management career would continue with Japan where he had a successful spell with them by winning the 2000 AFC Asian Cup, since then he has returned to club management and is currently the manager of Chinese football team Shenzhen Ruby. In june 2014 he signed for css (club sportif sfaxien) in Tunisia.
He was the head coach of the Moroccan national team, having taken over after the country's failure to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. However, he was fired after only two months in charge by the Moroccan FA due to a difference in opinion.
In March 2008, he returned to Japan to manage FC Ryūkyū a Japanese third division team before he was replaced by compatriot Jean Paul Rabier.
On 22 February 2010, he arrived in China and contracted with Shenzhen Ruby F.C., a Chinese Super League (CSL) team who won the first CSL champion in 2004, as team manager for a three-year deal.
Troussier is widely believed to be the first-choice replacement as coach of the Malaysia national football team after the Football Association of Malaysia didn't renew former coach K. Rajagopal's contract after it expired in December 2013. He was said to have agreed a MYR5 million annual salary with the FAM. However, the deal was later fall through when he faced some disagreements with the Football Association of Malaysia.