His wife thanked the group of supporters of the Old Guard for a “Thank you Hidalgo” banner, hung in front of the Velodrome stadium.
Michel Hidalgo was buried Tuesday March 31 in the strictest privacy, because of the health measures adopted against the coronavirus pandemic. The former coach of the French football team, from 1975 to 1984, died Thursday at the age of 87. He led the Blues to their first major international victory, at the end of Euro 1984.
“Michel will be (…) dressed for his big departure from the tracksuit of Olympique de Marseille”, club of the city where he lived and of which he was sports director from 1986 to 1991, said his wife Monique in a press release. She also thanked the group of supporters of the Old Guard for a banner “Thank you Hidalgo” hung in front of the Vélodrome stadium. “Thank you again for your affection for Michel. He deserves it because he passionately loved OM and the city of Marseille until he never left her”, she wrote.