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Alain Michel (football manager)

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1994-1997  Louhans-Cuiseaux
1983-1994  Bourges

1977-1983  U.S. Sea
Years  Team
Name  Alain Michel
Alain Michel (football manager) WN alain michel football manager

Date of birth  (1948-08-30) 30 August 1948 (age 67)

Current team  JSM Bejaia (manager)

Alain Michel (born 30 August 1948) is a French football coach, amateur goalkeeper, and assistant professor.


Alain Michel (football manager) WN alain michel football manager


Michel is an associate professor of history and geography, and is also an amateur association football goalkeeper for Beaugency, Blois and Orléans. He found work as a coach at Beaugency, Bourges, and Louhans-Cuiseaux, (where he met Christian Larièpe).

He was named coach of the Grenoble Foot 38 (GF38) at its inception in 1997. Under the leadership of Michel Destot and his team, the GF38 entered professional football in five years, advancing to the second division in four years and winning a title: National champion France in 2000-2001.

In the summer of 2001 Michel was approached by AS Saint-Étienne, who were seeking a replacement to Jean-Guy Wallemme. He returned to Grenoble within a few monnths, following the dismissal of Marc Westerloppe, and remained there until 2004, providing annual maintenance of the club in Division 2. In 2004, he was hired as athletic director by FC Rouen, and, at the end of the first season, he became coach following the sacking of Eric Dewilder.

In 2006, he left Normandy and went on Championship UAE, first working at Al-Ahli Dubai, and then Baniyas SC, where he was dismissed in March 2008. On 21 September 2008 he was appointed coach of Mouloudia Club of Algiers, and dean of Algerian football clubs, where his work as head of a youth team allowed his team to lead the Algeria national football championship in 2009-2010. However, he left the club in late 2009 and signed to the Qatari side Al Shamal.

After being coach of the Algerian national team, he made his return to his coaching duties for MC Alger for the 2010-2011 season, at the expense of François Bracci. In March 2011 he was sacked after his defeat in the championship against USM Blida.

On 4 January 2012 he became the coach of the JSM Bejaia in Algeria.

Coaching successes

  • Bourges
  • Mounted on ** 2nd Division in 1986 and 1990

  • CS Louhans-Cuiseaux
  • Rise in ** 2nd Division in 1995

  • Grenoble Foot 38
  • Rise in ** 3rd Division in 1999 Rise in ** 2nd Division in 2001


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