See the pictures of Bernard Tapie
The iconic coach of the Blue Michel Hidalgo is off this Thursday, march 26, at the age of 87 years. The former coach of the generation “Platini” had crossed the road to Bernard Tapie in Marseille. Between the two men, a beautiful friendship was born.
Together, they wrote the legend of the OM. Michel Hidalgo leaves its mark on the world of football, he is off this Thursday, march 26, at the age of 87 years. The football player (including the mythical Club of Reims and AS Monaco) will remain in the minds of all the French followers of the round ball the coach of the team champion of Europe in 1984, the first trophy in a major of French football. He had also crossed the road to Bernard Tapie, since he had been manager of the OM, under his chairmanship, between 1986 and 1991. A painful loss for the former business man who is currently fighting against a double cancer for the past two years.
“When it came time to choose my coach, he is the first one I thought of. He left the duties he had to come to live in a fearless adventure in which he has not regretted”, tells Bernard Tapie quoted by France Bleu. Prior to the description : “He had the credibility, talent, and kindness. It was not pretentious, he was strict but tolerant with everyone. It has helped us a lot”. The former president of the OM assigns a mistake, however, to Michel Hidalgo : “It has not made a single mistake, and I want to say it. To successfully bring Maradona in, I was taken with a lot of mischief to approach the president of Naples, and Maradona himself. It is seen in the hiding-place three or four times. When Michel Hidalgo was known, he could not help but say it, and it has made everything freak out. He was a man who could not stand what was “borderline”.
On Instagram, the son of Bernard Tapie has released a nice snapshot of his father and of Michel Hidalgo with the caption : “A great friend of the family comes to leave us. Rest in peace“. Last month, it is a generation of people who had gathered around Michel Hidalgo. On 12 February, in Marseille, European champions in 1984 had paid a tribute upsetting. A gathering under the sign of emotion.