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Famous Coaches from France

Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k views81 items

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.

Use this list of renowned French coaches to discover some new coaches that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • Aimé Jacquet1

    BirthplaceSail-sous-Couzan, France

    Aimé Étienne Jacquet (French pronunciation: ​[eme ʒakɛ]; born 27 November 1941) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Alain Giresse2

    BirthplaceLangoiran, France

    Alain Jean Giresse (French pronunciation: ​[alɛ̃ ʒiʁɛs]; born 2 August 1952) is a French... more on Wikipedia
  • Alain Perrin3

    Alain Perrin

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceLure, France

    Alain Perrin (born 7 October 1956), is a retired French footballer and current manager.
  • 4

    Albert Emon

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceBerre-l'Étang, France

    Albert Emon (born 24 June 1953) is French football manager and former player. He was most... more on Wikipedia
  • Arsène Wenger5

    BirthplaceStrasbourg, France

    Arsène Charles Ernest Wenger (French pronunciation: ​[aʁsɛn vɛŋɡɛʁ]; born 22 October 1949) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Bernard Lama6


    Bernard Pascal Maurice Lama (French pronunciation: ​[bɛʁnaʁ laˈma]; born 7 April 1963) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Bernard Laporte7

    Bernard Laporte

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceRodez, France

    Bernard Laporte (born 1 July 1964) is a rugby player, coach and former French Secretary of... more on Wikipedia
  • Bruce Bochy8


    Bruce Douglas Bochy (; born April 16, 1955) is an American professional baseball player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Bruno Metsu

    Dec. at 59 (1954-2013)

    BirthplaceCoudekerque-Village, France

    Bruno Metsu (French pronunciation: ​[bʁyno mɛtsy]; 28 January 1954 – 14 October 2013) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Christian Gourcuff10

    BirthplaceHanvec, France

    Christian Jean Gourcuff (born 5 April 1955) is a French professional football manager and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Christophe Galtier (born 26 August 1966) is a French former football defender who has managed... more on Wikipedia
  • Claude Le Roy12

    BirthplaceBois-Normand-près-Lyre, France

    Claude Marie François Le Roy (born 6 February 1948) is a French football manager and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Claude Onesta

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceAlbi, France

    Claude Onesta, (born 6 February 1957 in Albi, France), is a French handball coach, responsible... more on Wikipedia
  • Claude Puel14

    Claude Puel

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceCastres, France

    Claude Jacques Puel (French pronunciation: ​[klod pɥɛl]; born 2 September 1961) is a French... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Corinne Maîtrejean

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceTassin-la-Demi-Lune, France

    Corinne Maîtrejean (born on 8 November 1979 in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, Rhône) is a French foil... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    David Bordes

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceMarmande, France

    David Bordes is a cricket coach.
  • Delphine Ledoux17

    BirthplaceCalais, France

    Delphine Ledoux is a French rhythmic gymnast.
  • Denis Mesples18

    BirthplaceDésertines, Allier, France

    Denis Mesples is a French Equestrian athlete participating the 2012 London Olympics.
  • Didier Deschamps19

    BirthplaceBayonne, France

    Didier Claude Deschamps (French pronunciation: ​[didje deʃɑ̃]; born 15 October 1968) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Didier Six20

    Didier Six

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceLille, France

    Didier Six (born 21 August 1954) is a former French international footballer. He played as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Diego Garzitto

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceLestizza, Italy

    Diego Garzitto (born 19 January 1950) is a French football coach and former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Djamel Belmadi22

    Djamel Belmadi

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceChampigny-sur-Marne, France

    Djamel Belmadi (Arabic: جمال بلماضي‎; born 25 March 1976) is an Algerian football coach and... more on Wikipedia
  • Dominique Bathenay23

    BirthplacePont-d'Ain, France

    Dominique Bathenay (born 13 February 1954) is a French retired football midfielder and coach.
  • Dominique Bijotat24

    Dominique Bijotat

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceIndre, France

    Dominique Bijotat (born 3 January 1961 in Chassignolles, Indre) is a former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Élie Baup25

    Élie Baup

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceSaint-Gaudens, Haute-Garonne, France

    Élie Baup (French pronunciation: ​[eli ˈbop]) born 17 March 1955) is a French football manager... more on Wikipedia