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Name: Raymond Domenech

Birthdate & Place: 24th January 1952 in Lyon

Nationality: French with Catalan descent

Wife: Estelle Denis

Estelle Denis

Children: Victoire (2004) and Merlin (2007)

Appointed: 12th July 2004 (succeeding Jacques Santini)

Capped for France: 8 times between 1973 and 1979

Position: Defender

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)

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Interests: Drama and Astrology

Interesting Facts:

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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