Guy Lacombe

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Guy Lacombe
Personal information
Full name Guy Lacombe
Date of birth (1955-06-12) 12 June 1955 (age 60)
Place of birth Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1970–1975 Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 Albi
1976–1979 Nantes
1979–1981 Lens 72 (13)
1981–1983 Tours
1983–1985 Toulouse
1985–1986 Rennes
1986–1987 Lille
1987–1989 Cannes
National team
1984 France (Olympic team)
Teams managed
1990–1995 Cannes Youth academy
1995–1997 Cannes
1998–1999 Toulouse
1999–2002 Guingamp
2002–2005 Sochaux
2005–2007 Paris Saint-Germain
2007–2009 Rennes
2009–2011 Monaco
2012–2013 Al Wasl

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Guy Lacombe (born 12 June 1955) is a French former professional football (soccer) player and manager.


Lacombe was a member of the French squad that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.[1] He played for Albi, Nantes, Lens,[2] Tours, Toulouse, Rennes, Lille and Cannes.

Coaching career[edit]

He was the former manager of the French football club Paris Saint-Germain[3] in the Ligue 1 championship, as he was replaced by Paul Le Guen in January 2007. Lacombe has also had spells as manager with Rennes and Sochaux. He was responsible for introducing talents such as Benoit Pedretti[4] and Jeremy Menez[5] to French football. On 3 June 2009 the Coach has left Stade Rennais to sign for AS Monaco FC, he has signed until June 2011 and replaced Brazilian coach Ricardo Gomes. He was sacked by Monaco's boardroom on 10 January 2011, after a draw against Chambéry (fifth tier of the French championship) which resulted with a defeat after the penalty shootout.[6] On 7 November 2012, he signed an eight-month contract to manage the Emirati club Al Wasl FC.[7]