Former manager of the France national football team Roger Lemerre is celebrating his 79th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed coaches of his generation.
Popular coach Roger Lemerre has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 79th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Lemerre, a cultural icon
Born in Bricquebec on June 18, 1941, Roger Lemerre's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Lemerre's not just a great coach, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Roger hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Roger Lemerre as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 79.
Happy Birthday, Roger, you're the best!
Roger Lemerre career in pictures
- France national football team manager (1998 - 2002)
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