Guy Stéphan

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Guy Stéphan
Guy Stéphan (cropped).jpeg
Stéphan in 2011
Personal information
Full name Guy Stéphan[1]
Date of birth (1956-10-17) 17 October 1956 (age 63)
Place of birth Ploumilliau, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Forward[2]
Club information
Current team
France (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 Guingamp 95 (31)
1980–1981 Rennes 22 (2)
1981–1983 Le Havre 51 (10)
1983–1985 Orléans 61 (9)
1985–1987 Caen 35 (6)
Teams managed
1986–1987 Caen reserves
1987–1988 Montceau
1988–1992 Annecy
1992–1995 Lyon (assistant)
1995–1996 Lyon
1997–1998 Bordeaux
1998–2000 France U17
2000–2002 France (assistant)
2002–2005 Senegal
2009–2012 Marseille (assistant)
2012– France (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Guy Stéphan (born 17 October 1956) is a French professional football manager, currently an assistant coach of the French national team.

Playing career[edit]

Stéphan trained in the Perros-Guirec club. In 1976, he was spotted by En Avant de Guingamp, a D3 club where he began a promising career at age 19. The club climbed in D2 in 1977. In 1980 he signed with Rennes, still in D2, while leading head-on and successful studies of physical education teacher (which is worth new selections in France university team).

After two years at Le Havre AC and US Orléans, he joined Stade Malherbe Caen in 1985, which aimed to promote to Division 1. A year later, a car accident put an early end to his career, at 29.

Coaching career[edit]

Stéphan immediately decided to become a coach. Stade Malherbe Caen proposed to him to direct their reserve team for the 1987–88 season. He coached FC Montceau Bourgogne, in the 1988–89 season, then Annecy FC. Stéphan made his classes there until 1992, when Raymond Domenech, then coach of Olympique Lyon, called him as assistant coach. He stayed with Jean Tigana for two years, before taking the reins of Olympique Lyon in 1995.

His career then lead him to Bordeaux. For four and a half years, while training French coaches, he coached the 17-year-old French team and the A 'team. His assistant was Roger Lemerre and he won the UEFA Euro 2000 in Netherlands and 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup in Japan.

In October 2002, he signed a contract with Senegal after their impressive performance in 2002 FIFA World Cup.[3] He reached the quarter-final of 2004 African Cup of Nations hosted by Tunisia. But, he was relieved of his duties in June 2005 after only two defeats in official matches in 30 months. He later became assistant of Jean Tigana for one-and-a-half season until June 2007 in Beşiktaş JK.

In May 2009, he was appointed assistant coach of Didier Deschamps in Olympique de Marseille. In July 2012, he was appointed assistant coach of the France team with Didier Deschamps,[4] he reached the final of UEFA Euro 2016 hosted by France and won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.




  1. ^ a b "Décret du 31 décembre 2018 portant promotion et nomination" [Decree of 31 December 2018 on promotion and appointment]. Journal Officiel de la République Française (in French). 2019 (0001). 1 January 2019. PRER1835394D. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Guy Stéphan". Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Guy Stéphan signed contract with Senegal". All Africa. 2 November 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2002.
  4. ^ "Guy Stéphan appointed as assistant of Deschamps". 10sport. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012.

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