A fresco representing the legendary former trainer of AS Saint-Etienne, Robert Herbin, will be unveiled at the time of the official inauguration of the training and training center of the Saint-Etienne club.
These two events are part of several events, scheduled throughout the week until the match of the 7th day of Ligue 1, Saint Etienne-Bordeaux on September 18 (9:00 p.m.), to mark the 90th anniversary of the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium. , inaugurated on September 13, 1931.
Player as a midfielder and defender (1957-1972, 491 matches) then coach of AS Saint-Etienne (1972-1981 then 1987-1990), Robert Herbin, born in Paris before growing up in Nice, died on April 27, 2020 at the age of 81 in Saint-Priest-en-Jarez (suburb of Saint-Etienne).
Herbin won nine of the ten French league titles acquired by the Greens, five as a player and four as a coach as well as six French cups, three in each role.
Nicknamed the “Sphynx”, Herbin had relied on young people trained at the Saint-Etienne club and most of whom will be present at this inauguration, to build the “Epopée des Verts” team which has made France dream over the years. 1970, beaten in the final of the European Cup of Champions Clubs in Glasgow in 1976 by Bayern Munich.