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Claude Le Roy
Personal information
Full name Claude Marie François Le Roy
Date of birth February 6, 1948 (1948-02-06) (age 61)
Place of birth    Bois-Normand-près-Lyre, France
Playing position Manager
Club information
Current club Oman
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1968-70
1970-73
1973-77
1977-80
1980-81
FC Rouen
AC Ajaccio
Avignon Foot 84
Stade Lavallois
Amiens SC
 ?   
Teams managed
1980-83
1983-85
1985
1985-88
1989-92
1992-95
1998
1999-00
2002-03
2004-04
2004-06
2006-2008
2008-
Amiens SC
Grenoble
Al-Shabab
Cameroon
Senegal
Malaysia
Cameroon
Strasbourg
Shanghai Cosco
Cambridge United
DR Congo
Ghana
Oman

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Claude Le Roy (born in Bois-Normand-près-Lyre, February 6, 1948) is a French football manager and former player, who most notably was the Coach of the Senegal, and Ghana national teams. In 2008 he signed a deal with the Omani national football team. In 2009 he signed a second 4-year long contract with the team.

Le Roy has had a varied managerial career, starting out at the small French club Amiens SC, after taking over as manager when his playing days ended. His achievement of leading the Cameroon national team to runners-up in the 1986 African Cup of Nations, and then champions in the 1988 competition are often cited as his greatest managerial accomplishments.[1] He also took charge of Senegal[2] when they reached the quarterfinals at the 1992 African Cup of Nations, and returned to Cameroon to lead them during the 1998 World Cup.

After undertaking the role of football adviser at AC Milan in 1996, Le Roy had a spell as Director of Football at Paris Saint-Germain (1997-98). Le Roy became manager of Cambridge United for a short spell in 2004, although he only ever signed a "moral contract"[3], and now claims he was only ever assisting his friend and prodigy Herve Renard: "I was just helping out a friend [then-manager Hervé Renard], but we saved that club".[1] Following his departure from Cambridge, Le Roy was appointed as the head coach of the DR Congo. In September 2006, Le Roy was named by the Ghana Football Association as the coach for the Ghana national football team.[4]

In February 2008 he led them to 14th position in the FIFA World Rankings, their highest position ever, but quit the post in May 2008.[5]

He started coaching the Oman national football team since July, 2008 after Oman had desperately needed a solid coach after disappointing Gulf Cup and Asian Cup performances. He has now led the Oman national football team to victory in the 19th Gulf Cup of Nations held in January 2009 Muscat. During the competition Le Roy extended his deal with Oman 4 years.

References

  1. ^ a b Lion-hearted Leroy leading the 'Simbas' football.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2007
  2. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/intldetails/1989af.html
  3. ^ Claude Le Roy: "A moral contract only..." bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2007
  4. ^ Le Roy signs Ghana deal ghanafa.org. Retrieved 16 July 2007
  5. ^ LeRoy out of Ghana job BBC Sports. Retrieved 8 May 2008

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