In his playing days, Henri Michel spent 13 years as a member of the France squad and finished with 58 full international caps, even captaining his country on ten occasions. The midfielder’s sole appearance at the FIFA World Cup™ finals was the 1978 tournament in Argentina, where he formed a powerful attacking partnership with Michel Platini.
After hanging up his boots in 1982, Michel moved into coaching as assistant to Michel Hidalgo, the France boss at the time. Michel succeeded Hidalgo two years later and led his country to the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where Les Bleus finished third.
After that, Michel was a frequent visitor to the FIFA World Cup finals with a variety of countries, becoming an African specialist as he guided Cameroon (1994), Morocco (1998) and Cote d’Ivoire (2006) to the global showdown.
Michel took the Kenya helm a short time ago, and is now aiming to bring his vast experience to bear as his new charges set about the task of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In our regular Video of the Week feature, FIFA.com introduces the successful and long-serving Frenchman.