Jean Fernandez (born 8 October 1954) is a football manager, who is currently the manager of Qatari side Al-Khor. He has previously managed FC Metz and Marseille, where French national team star Franck Ribéry saw him as a mentor. He managed AJ Auxerre for five years, and was named as France's manager of the year in the 2009/10 season after guiding Auxerre into the UEFA Champions League. He managed Nancy for the 2011 season and half of the 2012 season. Jean Fernandez resigned from his position with Nancy before the end of the 2013 season on 10 January 2013. He became the new Montpellier manager on July 1, 2013, but departed on 5 December that year after a run of seven games without a win.
Fernandez was born in Mostaganem, French Algeria. He competed for France at the 1976 Summer Olympics.Close