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List of notable or famous coaches from France, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in France and even some popular coaches who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from France is included when available.

People on this list include Guy Forget and Ophelie David.

This historic coaches from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from France?" These prominent coaches of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French coaches.

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Aimé Jacquet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 77 Aimé Étienne Jacquet is a retired French football coach and former player. He was manager of the France national football team that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

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Alain Giresse is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 66 Alain Giresse is a retired French international footballer who played as a midfielder. He was French footballer of the year in 1982, 1983 and 1987. Nominally an attacking midfielder or central ...more

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Alain Perrin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Alain Perrin age 62 Alain Perrin, is a retired French footballer and current head coach of the China national football team.

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Albert Emon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Albert Emon age 65 Albert Emon is French football manager who was most recently in charge of the Ligue 1 club AC Ajaccio.

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Arsène Wenger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 69 Arsène Wenger, OBE is a French football manager and former player. He has been the manager of Arsenal since 1996, where he has since become the club's longest-serving manager and most ...more

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Bernard Lama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 55 Bernard Pascal Maurice Lama is a French football coach and former goalkeeper. He was born in the Indre-et-Loire département but grew up in French Guiana. He spent a number of years in ...more

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Bernard Laporte is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Bernard Laporte age 54 Bernard Laporte is a rugby union coach and former French Secretary of State for Sport. He is currently the head coach at Toulon, having taken over in 2011 from Philippe Saint-André, who ...more

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Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 63 Bruce Douglas Bochy is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to joining the Giants for the 2007 season, Bochy was the manager of the San Diego Padres for twelve seasons. He has led the ...more

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Bruno Metsu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Bruno Metsu Dec. at 59 (1954-2013) Bruno Metsu was a French footballer and football manager. During his senior playing career from 1973 to 1987, he played for seven different clubs in his native France. From 1988 until his death, ...more

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Christian Gourcuff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 63 Christian Gourcuff is a French football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of the Algeria national football team.

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Christophe Galtier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 52 Christophe Galtier is a French former football defender, who is currently the Head Coach of AS Saint-Étienne.

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Claude Le Roy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 71 Claude Le Roy is a French football manager and former player, who gained prominence at international level as coach to the Senegal and Ghana national teams. In 2008, he signed a deal with the ...more

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Claude Onesta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Claude Onesta age 62 Claude Onesta, born February 6, 1957 in Albi, is a handball coach, responsible of France’s Men’s handball team since 2001. With his russian counterpart Vladimir Maksimov, he has one of the most ...more

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Claude Puel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Claude Puel age 57 Claude Puel is a French football manager and former player. He spent 17 years playing for AS Monaco and is the current head coach of OGC Nice in the Ligue 1.

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Corinne Maîtrejean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Corinne Maîtrejean age 39 Corinne Maîtrejean is a French foil fencer who won a bronze medal in the foil team event of the 2005 World Fencing Championships in Leipzig with her teammates Adeline Wuillème, ...more

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David Bordes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coaches from France
David Bordes age 44 David Bordes is a cricket coach.

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Delphine Ledoux is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 33 Delphine Ledoux is a French rhythmic gymnast.

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Denis Mesples is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 55 Denis Mesples is a French Equestrian athlete participating the 2012 London Olympics.

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Didier Deschamps is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coaches from France
age 50 Didier Claude Deschamps is a retired French footballer and current manager of France. He played as a defensive midfielder for such clubs as Chelsea, Juventus and Marseille. In this position, he ...more

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Didier Six is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Didier Six age 64 Didier Six is a former French international footballer. He played as a winger and he earned 52 caps and scored 13 goals for the France national football team. He played in the 1978 FIFA World ...more

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Diego Garzitto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Diego Garzitto age 69 Diego Garzitto is a French football coach and former professional player. He became manager of Sudanese club Al-Merrikh in December 2014.

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Djamel Belmadi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Djamel Belmadi age 42 Djamel Belmadi is a retired Algerian footballer and the head coach of Qatar national football team.

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Dominique Bathenay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Dominique Bathenay age 65 Dominique Bathenay is a retired football midfielder from France, who last worked as Head Coach of United Arab Emirates.

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Dominique Bijotat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Dominique Bijotat age 58 Dominique Bijotat is a former professional French football midfielder from France, who obtained eight international caps for the French national team during the 1980s.

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Élie Baup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Coaches from France
Élie Baup age 63 Élie Baup born 17 March 1955 in Saint-Gaudens is a French football manager and a former football player. His last post was the manager of Ligue 1 side Marseille.