Name: Raymond Domenech
Birthdate & Place: 24th January 1952 in Lyon
Nationality: French with Catalan descent
Wife: Estelle Denis
Children: Victoire (2004) and Merlin (2007)
Appointed: 12th July 2004 (succeeding Jacques Santini)
Capped for France: 8 times between 1973 and 1979
Time-line of Club Career
Olympique Lyon (1969-1977) = 7 goals in 246 appearances
Strasbourg (1977-1981) = 4 goals in 128 appearances
Paris Saint-Germain (1981-1982) = 1 goal in 19 appearances
Bordeaux (1982-1984) = 3 goals in 40 appearances
Time-line of Managerial Career
FC Mulhouse (1985-1989)
Olympique Lyon (1989-1993)
France Under 21 (1993-2004)
France Seniors (2004 – present)
Interests: Drama and Astrology
Domenech is always criticised for his decisions (tactics, selections, fielded players) by the press and players.
Has a particular distrust towards the Scorpio Zodiac sign
Criticised the seeding system used for Euro 2008 before the teams were drawn for the group stage. France could be drawn in the same group as Italy, Holland and Germany. In actual fact, they WERE drawn against Italy and Holland.
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