|Current team Algeria (Manager)|
Name Christian Gourcuff
Role Football manager
|Date of birth (1955-04-05) 5 April 1955 (age 60)|
Place of birth Hanvec, Brittany, France
Team coached Algeria national football team (Manager, since 2014)
Children Yoann Gourcuff, Erwan Gourcuff
Manages Algeria national football team
Similar People Yoann Gourcuff, Vahid Halilhodzic, Rais M'Bolhi, Herve Renard, Yacine Brahimi
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Christian Gourcuff (born 5 April 1955) is a French football manager and former player. He is the manager of Rennes.
- Conservation du ballon par christian gourcuff in tactic
- Passe et suivre par christian gourcuff in tactic
- Club career
- Coaching career
- Return to Rennes
- Personal life
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During his play career, Gourcuff played for Stade Rennais, US Berné, EA Guingamp, FC Rouen, FC La Chaux-de-Fonds, Lorient, Le Mans and Montreal Supra.
Gourcuff 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.
On August 4, 2014, Gourcuff was officially unveiled as the new head coach of the Algeria national football team, taking over the vacant spot left by the departure of Vahid Halilhodžić. On February 3, 2015, Gourcuff was given a new deal despite Algeria's quarter-final exit at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Return to Rennes
Gourcuff was announced to be returning to Rennes on the 10th of May 2016. He is set to take over from manager Rolland Courbis at the end of the season.
His son, Yoann, is also a professional footballer who is currently playing with Rennes and a French International who competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.