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Alain Perrin
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Alain Perrin (centre)
Personal information
Date of birth 7 October 1956 (1956-10-07) (age 53)
Place of birth    Lure, France
Club information
Current club no club (Manager)
Youth career
1966–1970
1970–1971
1971
SR Haguenau
Tomblaine
Nancy
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1971–1975
1976–1981
1983–1987
Nancy
Varangéville
Nancy
   
Teams managed
1993–2002
2002–2004
2004
2005
2006–2007
2007–2008
2008–2009
Troyes
Olympique Marseille
Al-Ain
Portsmouth
Sochaux
Olympique Lyonnais
AS Saint-Étienne

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Alain Perrin (born 7 October 1956 in Lure, Haute-Saône), is a French football manager and former footballer. Perrin last managed Ligue 1 side Saint-Étienne.

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Managerial career

Perrin began his coaching career at AS Nancy in 1983, as junior coach to Arsène Wenger. He built up a reputation as a talented young coach whilst at the club, and was appointed to run the club's academy.

In 1993 Perrin had his first chance at management, taking over as manager of non-league club Troyes AC, quickly taking the club to Ligue 1 after three promotions in six seasons, and qualifying for the UEFA Cup. This success led to his being offered the position as manager of Olympique de Marseille in 2002.

During his time at the club Perrin paid a French domestic transfer record for Didier Drogba. However, Perrin was sacked by Marseille after a poor run of league form in January 2004.

Perrin was linked to a number of positions around Europe, including the position of manager at Southampton However, in July 2004 he was named manager of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates. Perrin had little luck with his new club however and was sacked after a disappointing run in October 2004.

In April 2005 he was appointed manager of Portsmouth, replacing caretaker Velimir Zajec, who had been in charge since previous manager Harry Redknapp left in November 2004. Immediately he was nicknamed 'Reggie' by the British press and the Pompey fans after the character Reginald Perrin from "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin". He succeeded in keeping the club in the top flight, but the next season, just 8 months into the job and after achieving only 4 wins from 20 games, Perrin was sacked.

He remained out of football management for 6 months, before returning on 19 May 2006 to the familiar territory of the French league at Ligue 1 side FC Sochaux. In 2007, he won the French Cup with his new club over Marseille.

Perrin took over as manager of Olympique Lyonnais on 30 May 2007, after Gérard Houllier resigned earlier that month.[1 ] In his first season, he led the club to a seventh consecutive Ligue 1 championship title. He also managed to retain the French Cup which he had won with Sochaux the previous year. He left the club in June 2008.[2 ] He was rumoured to take over the position of French national coach, but it was confirmed on 3 July 2008 that Raymond Domenech would remain in the position. On 11 November 2008 he became the new manager of AS Saint-Étienne[3] and was fired on 15 December 2009[4].

Statistics

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Manager

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Marseille France 2002 January 2004 21 4 6 11 19.05
Portsmouth England 7 April 2005 24 November 2005 21 4 6 11 19.05
Sochaux France 2006 2007 47 22 13 12 46.81
Lyon France May 2007 June 2008 59 39 11 9 66.10
Saint-Étienne France 12 November 2008 December 2009 14 5 4 5 35.71
Total 141 70 34 37 49.65
As of 9 February 2009.

Managerial honours

Troyes

Sochaux

Lyon

References

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