Philippe Omar Troussier (French pronunciation: [filip tʁusje]; born 21 March 1955) is a French former football player and now being a professional football manager who is the head coach of the Vietnam national football team.
After a modest playing career within the French leagues he moved into management where he started out within the lower echelons of French football, however it was his move mập Ivorian đội ASEC Mimosas where he started lớn distinguish himself as a manager after winning several league titles with them. [ 2 ] This would soon see him have a long association with African football & particularly their national teams, with Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa và Burkina Faso being teams he managed. His international management career would continue with Nhật Bản where he had a successful spell with them by winning the 2 nghìn AFC Asian Cup, since then he has returned phệ club management .
Philippe Troussier started his career in football as a player và would go on Khủng become a professional with French Division 2 football club Angoulême in the 1976 – 77 league season. The following chiến dịch he would leave béo join Red Star 93, however his stay at the club was brief và he moved béo Rouen. After several seasons with Rouen, Troussier’s last professional club was Stade de Reims whom he played for until 1983. After having spent his whole professional career in the second division he moved into management .
Early coaching career
Troussier soon moved into management after gaining his coaching licences và achieved his first coaching position with the French Football Federation where he was allowed phệ manage a National football centre football club called Institut national du football de Vichy or more commonly known as INF Vichy. The đội were allowed lớn participate in the third tier & given exemption from promotion or relegation so sánh the young players could develop. In his phút giây with the đội he led them into the 1983 – 84 league season where they came second within their nhóm. [ 3 ] The following season Troussier would coach CS Alençon in the French fourth division & spent three seasons learning how phệ manage an amateur football club. [ bốn ]He would return phệ his former club Red Star 93 in the 1987 – 88 league season as their manager. In his giây phút with the club he would guide them béo second within the nhóm & promotion bự the second tier at the over of the 1988 – 89 league chiến dịch. [ 5 ] He would, however leave the club on 30 June 1989 bự join second tier club Créteil on a caretaker basis until một October 1989 when Bernard Maligorne took on the management position. [ 6 ]
Move Khủng Africa
Troussier’s first move away from France started with Ivory Coast top division football club ASEC Mimosas where in his debut season he won the league championship. [ 7 ] This would soon be followed by two further league titles và an endearment towards the country, which saw him gain citizenship with Ivory Coast. With his impressive run at club cấp độ the Ivory Coast national football đội hired him as their manager in hopes that he could replicate his success with the national nhóm. He was assigned Khủng qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, however he failed phệ achieve this & soon left his post bự move bự South African football club Kaizer Chiefs .After a brief period with Kaizer Chiefs Troussier moved bự Moroccan football club Fath Union Sport & led them phệ the 1995 Coupe du Trône. [ tám ] His thời gian with Fath Union Sport also saw him experience relegation lớn the second tier with them, however he remained with the club for several seasons until he was offered a chance phệ return bự international management with Nigeria bự replace Shaibu Amodu as they attempted mập qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Entering the job halfway through qualifying he led them into four games throughout the chiến dịch as Nigeria successfully qualified, however the Nigeria Football Federation decided Khủng relieve Troussier of his duties và ultimately let highly experienced coach Bora Milutinović lead them into the tournament due phệ his experience of already managing three different nations in a World Cup at that giây phút. [ 9 ]Troussier quickly found a hot nhất job managing another African nation in Burkina Faso where he was assigned mập coach them in the 1998 African Cup of Nations, which they were hosting. In a short period of phút giây he made the nhóm genuine tiêu đề contenders until they were beaten by Egypt 2-0 in the semi-finals. Burkina Faso ultimately finished fourth after losing bự DR Congo in the third-place match, nevertheless the result meant it was their highest ever finish at the phút giây. [ 10 ] His stint at Burkina Faso would impress the South African Football Association, who offered him the job of leading South Africa lớn the 1998 World Cup. He would replace Jomo Sono, who, despite leading South Africa lớn the final of the 1998 African Cup of Nations as a caretaker manager, was not given a permanent position. Troussier, however was not able béo galvanize the squad as he had done with Burkina Faso & the nhóm were knocked-out in the nhóm stages. After the tournament he would leave Africa, but before he did he was nicknamed as the ” trắng Witch Doctor ” for his overall successful legacy towards African football .
Move bự Asia
In 1998 Troussier replaced Takeshi Okada phệ coach Nhật Bản và was assigned Khủng improve upon the nation’s previous results at the 1998 FIFA World Cup as they prepared lớn co-host the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Having béo use a translator, he struggled mập get what he wanted from the players as they were knocked out of the 1999 Copa América within the nhóm stages. [ 11 ] The disappointing performance within the tournament gathered a negative reaction from the Japanese truyền thông, which saw Troussier go for a more youthful approach và take the reins of the under-20 nhóm as they participated in the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. [ 12 ] The Japanese nhóm had a successful chiến dịch & were runners-up within the tournament. He continued phệ take control of Japan’s youth teams when he managed the under-23 đội in the 2 nghìn Summer Olympics và led them mập the quarter-finals. [ 13 ] The majority of that đội would then go on phệ be called up Khủng the 2 nghìn AFC Asian Cup và chiến hạ the tournament. [ 14 ] With this success, Troussier went into the 2002 FIFA World Cup with confidence và led Nhật Bản bự the final 16, making it at the thời gian Japan’s best ever finish within the competition. [ 15 ]In July 2003 Troussier was appointed as the mới ra manager of Qatar & was assigned with qualification for the 2004 AFC Asian Cup with the hope of repeating the success he previously had with Nhật Bản. [ 16 ] Initially his reign went smoothly with a successful qualification chiến dịch và a đội selection that once again employed a youthful approach as well as several naturalized players. [ 17 ] The tournament itself turned out lớn be a disappointment that saw Qatar finish bottom of their nhóm. Along with his disappointing start béo the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification chiến dịch, Troussier was ultimately fired from his position. [ 18 ]
Return mập France và Africa
On 27 November 2004, Troussier returned Khủng France mập manage Ligue một nhóm Olympique de Marseille. His phút giây with the club would see him have a tumultuous relationship with the senior players, particularly French international player Bixente Lizarazu. [ 19 ] A fifth-place finish at the kết thúc of the season saw Troussier replaced by Jean Fernandez. He returned Khủng Africa & became the head coach of the Moroccan national đội, having taken kết thúc after the country’s failure Khủng qualify for the 2006 World Cup. However, he was fired after two months in charge by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation due bự a difference in opinion .
Return béo Asia
In March 2008, he returned Khủng Nhật Bản phệ manage FC Ryūkyū a Japanese third-division đội, before he was replaced by compatriot Jean Paul Rabier. Troussier would stay away from football và converted mập Islam [ một ] On 22 February 2010, he returned lớn management with Chinese Super League side Shenzhen Ruby F.C. on a three-year contract. [ đôi mươi ] He would once again enforce a youthful nhóm selection ; however this would relegate the nhóm, making them the first top-tier champions lớn be relegated since the foundation of professional football in Trung Quốc. [ 21 ] He would remain with the club while they were in the second tier ; however after mounting criticism he would alienate himself from the fans after the fourth-round league match versus Chongqing F.C. when in a local ti vi interview Troussier fired out against criticism & doubt from fans & urged them ” not bự come Khủng the game or him “. Shenzhen Ruby won the match, however former players who were forced phệ leave by Troussier in his efforts lớn force youth into the đội Li Fei và Chris Killen scored for Chongqing F.C. in their first return phệ Shenzhen & physical confrontations took place after the match among fans, staffs, players & even Troussier himself. [ 22 ] He further alienated his relationships with the squad và staff on 25 August after a defeat Khủng Chengdu Tiancheng F.C. saw the club’s hopes of promotion vanish & he provided a statement that he would take leave back bự France on a ” regular holiday under his contract “. [ 23 ] The club’s supporters would believe the board sent him on leave hoping that the indignity would see him resign rather than compensating him the một million euros per year in his contract. He returned from his holiday & managed the club throughout the 2013 Chinese league season, where he was unable Khủng gain promotion .Troussier is widely believed béo be the first-choice replacement as coach of the Malaysia national football nhóm after the Football Association of Malaysia didn’t renew former coach K. Rajagopal ‘ s contract after it expired in December 2013. He was said Khủng have agreed a MYR 5 million annual salary with the FAM. [ 24 ] However, the giảm giá fell through when he faced some disagreements with the Football Association of Malaysia. [ 25 ]On 30 June năm trước, Troussier became manager of CS Sfaxien of Tunisia. [ 26 ] On 28 September năm trước, Troussier quit CS Sfaxien. [ 27 ]In April 2018 he was one of 77 applicants for the vacant Cameroon national nhóm job. [ 28 ]Later in 2018, he became a strategic adviser & then officially a technical director of PVF, a ae.888
ese football academy. [ 29 ] In 2019, referred by PVF, Philippe Troussier became the head coach of Vietnam U19 National Team .Vietnam Football Federation has confirmed that Troussier is the hot nhất coach of the Vietnam national football nhóm ( as well as youth teams such as U22 / U23 & Olympic nhóm ), succeeding Park Hang-seo. [ 30 ]
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