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Bruno Metsu
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Football Coach
  Senegal Head Coach
Desc Senegal shocked the world when they beat reigning champions France 1-0 in the opening game of the 2002 World Cup. The architect of the resounding performance was none other than Frenchman Bruno Metsu. The former Lille boss, who has since gone on to coach Qatar and United Arab Emirates, worked out a perfect plan to bring down Les Bleus, with Papa Bouba Diop scoring the only goal of the game. After this historic success, Senegal went on to reach the quarter-finals in what was their debut appearance at the World Cup


Org Senegal National Team
Club as Coach xxxx
  Al Wasl [Head Coach]

2012 02 11 Retrieve

[Bruno Metsu interested in coaching Senegal following their 2012 Afcon exit] I’m interested because, sporting-wise, everyone is interested by what happens in Senegal. Now the ball is in the court of the federation and the minister of sports. My heart is in it

2012 05 11 Retrieve

[Bruno Metsu blasts Pierre Lechantre for giving up Senegal job] I was not surprised that Lechantre pulled out like that. He had Qatar in mind even while negotiating in Dakar. My source at the Qatar Football Federation confirmed this to me. He has not been honest with the FSF. When you are a man you need to honour your words and promises, and that is what he didn’t do. It is very painful for Senegal, who are now without a coach ahead of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. I love Senegal. I feel I owe this country much and I wanted to come back to coach the team. Everybody wanted me, the authorities, the fans and the media, but Lechantre was picked and now he’s gone. I don’t want people to feel I’m talking because I still want the job. I just want us to know that the behavior of my compatriot brings us bad reputation

2012 07 18 Retrieve

[Al Wasl confirm Metsu as Maradona’s replacement] Al Wasl Football Company announces the official appointment of Bruno Metsu as Head Coach of Al Wasl as a replacement for Diego Maradona. More details will be revealed in the press conference that will be held in the coming days to officially unveil coach Bruno Metsu.

2013 10 16 Retrieve

[Bruno Metsu will always be a hero in Africa. Bruno Metsu in 2003] I wouldn’t have been known as a coach had I not come to Africa to work

2013 10 16b Retrieve

[on 2002 Africa Cup of Nations] I wept for the first time in football after we failed to win the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations against Cameroon. It was ours

2013 10 16c Retrieve

[when questioned if he was leaving the continent as a frustrated man] No, never! I learnt life here. I honed my skills as a coach here. I made a name here and pushed the doors open to the wide world.