Michel Der Zakarian
Der Zakarian as Nantes manager in 2015
|Full name||Michel Der Zakarian|
|Date of birth||18 February 1963|
|Place of birth||Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Der Zakarian spent his entire professional career in France, with Nantes and Montpellier. He was a member of the Armenia national team, participated in five international matches since his debut in home 1998 World Cup qualifying match against Portugal.
Der Zakarian was assistant to Georges Eo at Nantes, and succeeded him on 12 February 2007 when the team was 19th in Ligue 1; this was their fifth change of the position since winning the league title in 2001. The Canaris were relegated, and he brought them back immediately from Ligue 2 as runners up to Le Havre, but was sacked on 26 August 2008 after gaining one point from the first three games of the season, and was replaced by Alain Perrin.
On 1 June 2009, Der Zakarian succeeded Didier Ollé-Nicolle at Ligue 2 club Clermont. Despite the club having one of the lowest budgets in the league, he led them to respective finishes of 6th, 7th and 5th in his three seasons before returning to Nantes. In 2012–13, his first season back at the Stade de la Beaujoire, he again won Nantes promotion to Ligue 1, in third place.
- As of match played 8 March 2020
|Nantes B||30 June 2006||20 September 2006||7||1||3||3||14.29|
|Nantes||12 February 2007||26 August 2008||63||26||21||16||41.27|
|Clermont||1 July 2009||30 May 2012||130||50||41||39||38.46|
|Nantes||31 May 2012||15 May 2016||173||67||47||59||38.73|
|Reims||23 May 2016||23 May 2017||42||16||13||13||38.10|
|Montpellier||23 May 2017||Present||118||44||41||33||37.29|
- Lehousse, Christophe (13 February 2007). "Un nouveau tandem d'entraîneurs au FC Nantes" [A new pair of managers at FC Nantes]. Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "FC Nantes : Der Zakarian limogé" [FC Nantes: Der Zakarian sacked]. Le Parisien (in French). 26 August 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "Der Zakarian entraîneur de Clermont Foot" [Der Zakarian Clermont manager]. Le Parisien (in French). 1 June 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "Michel Der Zakarian quitte le Clermont Foot" [Michel Der Zakarian leaves Clermont Foot] (in French). France 3. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "FC Nantes. Les quatre vérités de Michel Der Zakarian" [FC Nantes. Michel Der Zakarian's four truths]. Ouest-France (in French). 19 May 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "Stade de Reims : Michel Der Zakarian nommé entraîneur (officiel)" [Stade de Reims: Michel Der Zakarian named manager (official)]. L'Équipe (in French). 23 May 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- "Football. Michel Der Zakarian à Montpellier, c'est officiel" [Football. Michel Der Zakarian to Montpellier, it's official]. Ouest-France (in French). 22 May 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
- Michel Der Zakarian at National-Football-Teams.com