Henri Stambouli, former OM player and coach, died at 62

Henri Stambouli (right), during a training session in Bazeilles with CS Sedan Ardennes, July 19, 2002.

Henri Stambouli, former OM player and coach, who was also coach of several African national teams, died at the age of 62, Unecatef, the union of French professional coaches, announced on Friday, November 17. “Farewell Henri Stambouli. How sad to learn of your death this morning, you were so young! »wrote Unecatef on its X account (formerly Twitter).

Several French clubs, including OGC Nice, Montpellier and OM, have also published messages of condolences and tributes on X. Goalkeeper, Stambouli wore the AS Monaco jersey for a long time (1979-1986) before joining OM. He finished his playing career there and began a long coaching career.

At OM, he managed the reserve, was istant to the head coach and managed the A team from 1994 to 1995. He was Raymond Goethals’ istant during the Champions League final won by the ‘OM in 1993. He also managed the training center of the Marseille club from 2010 to 2013, then that of Montpellier for five years.

He was also the coach of several African teams (Mali, Togo, Guinea) and coached several clubs in France (Istres, Sedan) and abroad (Sion, Las Palmas, African Club, Raja Casablanca, etc.). His son Benjamin, a professional footballer, currently plays for Adana Demirspor, in Turkey, after having worn the jerseys of Montpellier, Tottenham or Paris SG.

The World with AFP

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