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Jean Tigana

Jean Tigana
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Tigana in 2000 or 2001
Personal information
Full name Amadou Jean Tigana[1]
Date of birth (1955-06-23) 23 June 1955 (age 65)[2]
Place of birth Bamako, French Sudan[2]
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Position(s) Central midfielder
Youth career
1965-1972 ASPTT Marseille
1972-1974 SO Les Caillols
1974-1975 Cassis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975-1978 Toulon 76 (10)
1978-1981 Lyon 104 (15)
1981-1989 Bordeaux 251 (11)
1989-1991 Marseille 56 (0)
Total 487 (36)
National team
1980-1988 France 52 (1)
Teams managed
1993-1995 Lyon
1995-1999 Monaco
2000-2003 Fulham
2005-2007 Be?ikta?
2010-2011 Bordeaux
2012 Shanghai Shenhua
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Amadou Jean Tigana (born 23 June 1955) is a former French international footballer, having played in midfield and managed professional football extensively throughout France, including 52 appearances and one goal for the France national football team during the 1980s. He most recently coached Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua. In his prime, he was a tireless central midfielder, renowned as one of the best midfielders in the world during the 1980s.[3]

Club career

Tigana started his professional career as a player at Toulon, having been spotted fairly late playing part-time while employed in a spaghetti factory and then as a postman. He moved to Lyon in 1978 and then to Bordeaux in a $4 million transfer. In Bordeaux's midfield for eight years, Tigana helped them to three league titles and three French cups, as well as taking them close to European glory on two occasions, losing in the semi-final of the European Cup and Cup Winners' Cup in 1985 and 1987 respectively.

He moved in 1989 to Olympique Marseille, and ended his career there following the 1990-91 season, winning two consecutive league titles,[4] and reaching the European Cup Final during the latter season, only to be defeated by Red Star Belgrade on penalties following a 0-0 draw.[5]

International career

Tigana was born in Bamako, French Sudan (now Mali) to a Malian father and a French mother.[6] He represented France, and as an international Tigana joined Michel Platini, Luis Fernandez and Alain Giresse in what was termed "the Magic Square" (le Carré Magique) - one of the greatest midfield foursomes of all time.[4] He was part of the French national football team that won UEFA Euro 1984 on home soil, defeating Spain in the final.[4] Tigana's single international goal came against Hungary in the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals, in which France managed a third-place finish.

Playing style

Tigana was a world-class box-to box midfielder noted for his great movement, teamwork, pace and tireless stamina. Although Tigana was mainly responsible for his team's defensive duties, he also often ventured forward to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. His work ethic and expansive range of passing, from both long and short range, made him an excellent distributor, which combined with his close control and simplistic yet efficient dribbling technique, made him a world-class midfielder. He was also well known for his contributions in the more advanced areas of the pitch, due to his ability to spot and execute defense splitting passes.

Managerial career

For his first managerial role, Tigana returned to Lyon, coaching them from 1993 to 1995, before moving on to AS Monaco, where he remained until 1999. They were French league champions in 1997 and Champions League semi-finalists a year later, beating Manchester United in the quarter-finals.

He took over as manager of English club Fulham in April 2000[4] and helped them to promotion from the Division One to the FA Premier League as champions in his first full season. They finished 13th in their first top flight season for more than 30 years and qualified for the UEFA Cup (via the Intertoto Cup), but was sacked in April 2003, even though Fulham weren't in danger of going down at this stage.[7] The club later took him to court, claiming he had wrongly overpaid for certain players such as Steve Marlet, but the charges were dropped. Tigana then took Fulham to court for wrongful dismissal and won, winning a payout of over £2 million.[8]

In October 2005, after a two years plus game hiatus, he signed a two and a half-year contract with Turkish side Be?ikta?. During that same season, Be?ikta? won the Turkish Cup following an eight years hiatus.

Immediately after winning the 2007 Turkish Cup, Tigana announced that he was to leave Be?ikta? at the end of the season. He left Be?ikta? with two games to play, after a contract termination agreement with club board.

On 25 May 2010, Tigana returned to Ligue 1 coaching joining Bordeaux, replacing Laurent Blanc.[9]

On 7 May 2011, after a severe defeat against Sochaux (0-4) and a verbal aggression from Bordeaux team fans against his daughter, who was in the stadium, he announced that he was to leave the Girondins de Bordeaux.[10][11]

On 18 December 2011, it was announced that Tigana would coach Shanghai Shenhua from the 2012 season. On 15 April 2012, Tigana resigned as manager of Shanghai Shenhua after a run of poor form leaving the Chinese club in the bottom five of its domestic league.

Career statistics

Club

[12]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
1975-76 Toulon Division 2 23 1
1976-77 27 3
1977-78 26 6
1978-79 Lyon Division 1 36 3
1979-80 33 5
1980-81 35 7
1981-82 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 27 1
1982-83 32 2
1983-84 32 1
1984-85 28 3
1985-86 32 2
1986-87 37 0
1987-88 30 1
1988-89 33 1
1989-90 Olympique Marseille Division 1 37 0
1990-91 19 0
Country France 487 36
Total 487 36

International

France national team
Year Apps Goals
1980 4 0
1981 5 0
1982 12 0
1983 4 0
1984 10 0
1985 4 0
1986 11 1
1987 1 0
1988 1 0
Total 52 1

Managerial record

As of match played 7 April 2012
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Lyon 1 July 1993 30 June 1995 85 42 20 23 049.41
AS Monaco 1 July 1995 31 December 1998 170 92 37 41 054.12
Fulham 9 April 2000 17 April 2003 145 67 37 41 046.21
Be?ikta? 31 October 2005 15 May 2007 82 43 16 23 052.44
Bordeaux 25 May 2010 7 May 2011 38 12 15 11 031.58
Shanghai Shenhua 1 January 2012 15 April 2012 5 1 2 2 020.0
Total 525 257 127 141 048.95

Honours

Player

Club

Bordeaux

Marseille

International

France

Individual

Manager

Club

Monaco

Fulham

Be?ikta?

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Entreprise Canelle à Cassis (13260)" [Company Canelle in Cassis (13260)]. Figaro Entreprises (in French). Société du Figaro. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 2019.
    "Jean Tigana". BFM Business (in French). Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Tigana: Jean Amadou Tigana: Manager". BDFutbol. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Europe's best Player of the Century - IFFHS
  4. ^ a b c d "Tigana named as Fulham boss". news.bbc.co.uk. 9 April 2000. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ O'Connor, Robert (5 June 2015). "The Team Dismantled by War: Red Star Belgrade's Final European Triumph". www.vice.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Dévoué à la cause du Mali".
  7. ^ "Tigana sacked by Fulham". The Scotsman. UK. 18 April 2007. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  8. ^ Milmo, Cahal (13 November 2004). "Fayed must pay £2.5m to ex-Fulham manager". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 14 November 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  9. ^ "Jean Tigana appointed Bordeaux coachdate=2010-05-25". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ "Tigana - " J'arrête "" (in French). FC Girondins de Bordeaux. 7 May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  11. ^ "Jean Tigana steps down as Bordeaux coach". Goal.com. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ Jean Tigana at National-Football-Teams.com
  13. ^ "France - Footballer of the Year". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015.
  14. ^ Courtney, Barrie (14 August 2004). "European Championships - UEFA Teams of Tournament". RSSSF. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ "Fulham force draw". BBC Sport. 13 August 2002. Retrieved 2020.
    "Fulham clinch Euro glory". BBC Sport. 27 August 2002. Retrieved 2020.

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