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Michel Dussuyer (born 28 May 1959) is a French football coach and former professional player who is currently the manager of Benin.

Michel Dussuyer
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-05-28) 28 May 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth Cannes, France
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Benin (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
2015–2017 Ivory Coast
2018– Benin
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

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

Coaching careerEdit

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 Benin Football Federation.[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]

Dussuyer resigned from his role as Ivory Coast manager after the team failed to reach the quarter-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.[14]

In December 2017 he was linked with the vacant Benin national team manager's job.[15] He was appointed to the role in August 2018.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. 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.
  14. ^ "Ivory Coast boss Michel Dussuyer resigns after African Nations Cup elimination". Eurosport. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Benin begin search for new national team coach". BBC Sport. 2017-12-17. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  16. ^ https://www.africatopsports.com/2018/08/10/benin-michel-dussuyer-officialise-selectionneur-ecureuils/