LIVE – Death of Bernard Tapie: a mass Wednesday in Paris, the funeral scheduled for Friday in Marseille


The coach of the French team Didier Deschamps salutes the memory of Bernard Tapie, the president of the Public Prosecution Service when he was captain. “The disappearance of Bernard Tapie saddens me deeply. It is under his leadership, at the Olympique de Marseille, that I had my first great successes, that I won my first titles, especially the most beautiful a player can dream of with his club , the Champions League, May 26, 1993.

But I have many other memories of our relationship and will never forget that he marked my career by picking me up in Nantes in 1989. By the requirement he had, he certainly strengthened my competitive spirit. Bernard Tapie was a passionate and fascinating man when he spoke about management, a fighter who did not like to be beaten and whose iron spirit gave his players.

These last years and up to these last days, surrounded by his family, he had fought the disease with admirable courage, commanding the respect of all. To his wife Dominique, to his children and grandchildren, I offer my sincere condolences and my deepest condolences.”


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