Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Fans and players react online to Arsene Wegner's club departure

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Syria alleged chemical attack: Gunfire delays deployment of weapons inspectors

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Cashing in on local French currencies

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Life on the canals of northern France

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

What lies ahead for Cuba after the Castros?

Read more

#TECH 24

Discovering and harnessing the power of the sun

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

Read more

#THE 51%

Harmful for your health: When gender bias affects medical diagnosis

Read more

REPORTERS

Africa’s donkeys slaughtered for Chinese ‘miracle elixir’

Read more

Former Marseille coach arrested

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-09-20

Former Marseille coach Rolland Courbis (pictured) was taken into custody after watching a match at the Velodrome between Marseille and Montpellier. Courbis lost an appeal against a two-year jail term for accepting transfer bungs.

AFP - Former Marseille coach Rolland Courbis, who has lost appeals against a two-year jail term for accepting transfer bungs between 1997 and 1999, was taken into custody by police here Saturday, a judicial source said.
   
Courbis, 56, was taken into custody after watching a match at the Velodrome between Marseille and Montpellier, the team that he coached last year.
   
"He was being sought, it's not surprising," said the official, who asked not to be named.
   
The former Marseille boss was in 2006 handed a three-year jail term, fined 375,000 euros (550,000 dollars) and banned from holding any function related to football for five years over the transfers of 15 players, including that of former France international Christophe Dugarry and former Italy forward Fabrizio Ravanelli.
   
An appeals court in 2007 reduced the jail term to two years, cut the fine 200,000 euros, and struck the ban on working in football, which was confirmed in a further and final appeal in October 2008.

Date created : 2009-09-20

COMMENT(S)