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Coaching legend Leduc dies

Published: Monday 19 July 2004, 12.39CET
Lucien Leduc, who led AS Monaco FC to three league titles in the 1960s and '70s, has died aged 85.
Published: Monday 19 July 2004, 12.39CET

Coaching legend Leduc dies

Lucien Leduc, who led AS Monaco FC to three league titles in the 1960s and '70s, has died aged 85.
Lucien Leduc, the former title-winning coach of AS Monaco FC, has died aged 85.

Three league championships
Leduc, who died at the weekend after a long illness, won three league championships and two French Cups in two spells with the principality club. After taking charge for the first time in 1958, he led Monaco to the title in title in 1961 and 1963, as well as winning the cup in 1960 and 1963.

Second spell
When he returned to the club in 1976, they were in the second division yet he took them to promotion the following year and they were French champions in their first season back in the top flight. Leduc also won the title with Olympique de Marseille in 1971.

French international
His other clubs as a coach were Annecy, SCO Angers, Stade de Reims FC and Paris Saint-Germain FC, as well as R. Standard de Liège in Belgium and Morocco's WAC Casablanca. As a player he was capped four times by France, and won the championship with CO Roubaix in 1947 and the cup two years later with RC Paris.

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