Michel Hidalgo, who led France to their first main trophy at Euro 1984, has died aged 87 of pure causes.
Hidalgo had been sick for a variety of years and his household instructed a French radio station he had died “naturally of exhaustion” at house in Marseille.
Hidalgo was coach of Les Bleus from 1976 to 1984, leaving the job after hosts France beat Spain 2-Zero within the ultimate of the European Championship.
Two years earlier than, France misplaced to West Germany within the World Cup semi-finals.
Michel Platini, who captained the 1984 facet and scored 9 objectives within the event, mentioned in an announcement: “Michel Hidalgo left a substantial legacy. He rebuilt French soccer at worldwide degree.
“As coach, Michel took the France workforce to its biggest heights, choosing a phenomenal fashion of soccer which allowed every certainly one of us to totally specific our particular person abilities.”