Christian Gourcuff

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Christian Gourcuff
FC Lorient - June 27th 2013 training - Christian Gourcuff 11.JPG
Personal information
Date of birth (1955-04-05) 5 April 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Hanvec, Brittany, France
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Stade Rennais
1974–1978 Berné
1978–1980 Guingamp
1980–1981 Rouen
1981–1982 La Chaux-de-Fonds
1982–1986 Lorient
1986–1989 Le Mans
1989 Montreal Supra
Teams managed
1982–1986 Lorient
1986–1989 Le Mans
1989–1991 Pont-L'Abbé
1991–2001 Lorient
2001–2002 Stade Rennais
2002–2003 Al-Ittihad
2003–2014 Lorient
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christian Gourcuff (born 5 April 1955) in Hanvec, Brittany is a French football manager and former player.

His son, Yoann,[1] is also a professional footballer with Lyon and a French International who competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

He played for Stade Rennais, US Berné, EA Guingamp, FC Rouen, FC La Chaux-de-Fonds, Lorient, Le Mans and Montreal Supra.[2]

He coached Lorient, Le Mans, Pont-L'Abbé, Stade Rennais and Al-Ittihad, and is considered in France as a shrewd tactician with a strong commitment to attacking football and an eye for young talent. Gourcuff is thus widely credited with having overseen the progress of youngsters such as Jérémy Morel, André-Pierre Gignac, Kevin Gameiro, Morgan Amalfitano, Michael Ciani, Christophe Jallet, Laurent Koscielny, Bruno Ecuele Manga and Lamine Koné.

On 25 May Gourcuff left Lorient, as manager, [3] it is rumoured that he will become manager of the Algeria national football team after the 2014 World Cup.