first_imgMichel Hidalgo, a former French coach from 1976 to 1984, died last Friday at age 87, after a long illness. Hidalgo, considered one of the best coaches in the history of the French team, he trained Olympique de Marseille for five seasons, between 1986 and 1991. His wife Monique Hidalgo has made posted a message in which he thanks for all the signs of affection and reveals that Michel Hidalgo’s funeral will be held this Tuesday and will be buried with the colors of the Marseillaise ensemble: “Monique Hidalgo appreciates the events at the Stade Vélodrome in memory of Michel. We hope that all the former internationals with Michel Hidalgo will participate in the tribute. Michel will be buried tomorrow and will be dressed in his march with an OM tracksuit. Again, thanks for the affection for Michel, he deserves it because he passionately loved OM and the city of Marseille. Thank you, thank you, thank you“he said the warm message of gratitude from the family of the French myth. Michel Hidalgo was also part of the so-called “Foot Champagne” that Reims established during the 1950s. Along with Raymond Kopa, they played the final of the European Cup against Real Madrid, scoring a goal in the 3-2 defeat against the white team.“Hi everyone, I just want to make a quick video message just to say how deeply embarrassed I am by what happened this weekend.”last_img

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