Michel Der Zakarian

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Michel Der Zakarian
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Der Zakarian as Nantes manager in 2015
Personal information
Full name Michel Der Zakarian
Date of birth (1963-02-18) 18 February 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Montpellier (manager)
Youth career
1969–1974 Vivaux Maronniers
1974–1979 Mazargues
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1988 Nantes 140 (1)
1988–1998 Montpellier 233 (15)
Total 373 (16)
National team
1996–1997 Armenia 5 (0)
Teams managed
1998–1999 Montpellier C
1999–2006 Montpellier (assistant)
2006 Nantes B
2006–2007 Nantes (assistant)
2007–2008 Nantes
2009–2012 Clermont
2012–2016 Nantes
2016–2017 Reims
2017– Montpellier
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michel Der Zakarian (Armenian: Միշել Տեր-Զաքարյան, born on 18 February 1963) is an Armenian former professional footballer who played as a defender, and a current coach of Montpellier HSC.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Managerial career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

On 1 June 2009, Der Zakarian succeeded Didier Ollé-Nicolle at Ligue 2 club Clermont.[3] 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.[4] In 2012–13, his first season back at the Stade de la Beaujoire, he again won Nantes promotion to Ligue 1, in third place.[5]

Der Zakarian left Nantes in May 2016 to sign for two years at Reims, newly relegated to Ligue 2.[6] A year later, he was back in the top flight after leaving by mutual accord to join Montpellier.[7]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 March 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Nantes B France 30 June 2006 20 September 2006 7 1 3 3 014.29
Nantes France 12 February 2007 26 August 2008 63 26 21 16 041.27
Clermont France 1 July 2009 30 May 2012 130 50 41 39 038.46
Nantes France 31 May 2012 15 May 2016 173 67 47 59 038.73
Reims France 23 May 2016 23 May 2017 42 16 13 13 038.10
Montpellier France 23 May 2017 Present 118 44 41 33 037.29
Total 533 204 166 163 038.27

Achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

Nantes

Montpellier

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "FC Nantes : Der Zakarian limogé" [FC Nantes: Der Zakarian sacked]. Le Parisien (in French). 26 August 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Der Zakarian entraîneur de Clermont Foot" [Der Zakarian Clermont manager]. Le Parisien (in French). 1 June 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Michel Der Zakarian quitte le Clermont Foot" [Michel Der Zakarian leaves Clermont Foot] (in French). France 3. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "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.

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