Michel Dussuyer

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Michel Dussuyer
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-05-28) 28 May 1959 (age 56)
Place of birth Cannes, France
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Ivory Coast (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Cannes
1981–1983 Nice
1983–1984 Alès
1984–1996 Cannes
Teams managed
2002–2004 Guinea
2006–2007 Cannes
2008–2010 Benin
2010–2013 Guinea
2014–2015 Guinea
2015– Ivory Coast

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

† Appearances (Goals).

Michel Dussuyer (born 28 May 1959) is a French football manager and former professional player who currently manages the national team of Ivory Coast.

Playing career[edit]

Dussuyer played club football as a goalkeeper for Cannes, Nice and Alès.[1][2]

Coaching career[edit]

He was an assistant coach at Cannes between 1996 and 2002.[2]

He was appointed as manager of the Guinea national team in September 2002.[3] He led them to the 2004 African Cup of Nations, their first appearance in the competition since 1998.[4] The country reached the quarter-finals of the competition - their best result in 30 years - but he resigned in March 2004, citing family reasons.[5][6]

In 2006 he was an assistant coach to Henri Michel for the Ivory Coast national team, for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.[2] He returned to Cannes as manager, from 2006 to 2007.[7]

He was appointed as manager of the Benin national team in June 2008.[8] He was sacked in February 2010, along with the rest of the coaching staff.[9] He claimed he was not informed of his sacking by the Fédération Béninoise de Football.[10]

In May 2010 he returned as manager of Guinea.[11] After leaving in late 2013, he was re-appointed in February 2014.[12] After taking Guinea to the quarter-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, he became manager of the Ivory Coast national team in July 2015.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Playing profile". Ligue 1. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Michel Dussuyer : « Une belle expérience en Afrique »" (in French). L'amicale des éducateurs de football. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Guinea get new coach". BBC Sport. 8 September 2002. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  4. ^ James Copnall (3 October 2003). "Dussuyer: Man on a mission". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Mohamed Fajah Barrie (24 February 2004). "Dussuyer may stay on". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Guinea lose coach". BBC Sport. 30 March 2004. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "France - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  8. ^ James Copnall (11 June 2008). "Dussuyer signs for Benin". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bénin: Les Ecureuils et Michel DUSSUYER sanctionnés" (in French). Fédération Béninoise de Football. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Benin coach Michel Dussuyer 'unaware' of sacking". BBC Sport. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Dussuyer reappointed Guinea coach". BBC Sport. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Guinea reappoint Michel Dussuyer as coach". BBC Sport. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Frenchman Michel Dussuyer named as new Ivory Coast coach". BBC Sport. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.