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Jocelyn Gourvennec (born 22 March 1972) is a French football manager and former footballer. Gourvennec, who played as a midfielder, featured for clubs like Lorient, Rennes, Nantes, Olympique Marseille, Montpellier, Bastia, Angers and Clermont. In July 2019 he relocated to the UK with a view to managing in England, he has since been linked with several Championship clubs [1]

Jocelyn Gourvennec
Jocelyn Gourvennec EA Guingamp 2014.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-03-22) 22 March 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Brest, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1991 Lorient
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Rennes 150 (64)
1995–1998 Nantes 89 (24)
1998–1999 Marseille 23 (5)
1999 Montpellier 7 (0)
2000–2002 Rennes 53 (3)
2002–2004 SC Bastia 60 (3)
2004–2005 Angers 17 (5)
2005–2006 Clermont Foot 29 (1)
2006–2007 Rezé 0 (0)
Total 384 (76)
National team
1992–1994 France U21 5 (0)
Teams managed
2008–2010 La Roche VF
2010–2016 Guingamp
2016–2018 Bordeaux
2018–2019 Guingamp
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Born in Brest, Gourvennec started his professional footballing career with Rennes and during his time at the club he won the Ligue 2 Player of the Year award of 1993.[2] He later moved to Marseille, where he played in the 1999 UEFA Cup Final winning a runners up medal with the Olympians.[1]

After his playing career ended he got into management, being named as EA Guingamp's manager in May 2010.[3] On 3 May 2014, he led Guingamp to success in the Coupe de France for only their second time by beating his old club Stade Rennais.[4] In May 2016, Gourvennec took up the helm of Ligue 1 team Bordeaux.[4]

On 8 November 2018, Gourvennec returned to Guingamp as their new manager after sacking Antoine Kombouaré.[5] On 22 May 2019, the club announced that he had left the club by mutual agreement, after Gourvenenc was unable to guide the team to safety and the season ended with relegation to Ligue 2 for the first time since 2003/04.[6]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 24 May 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
La Roche VF   1 July 2008 17 May 2010 53 25 12 16 79 49 +30 047.17
Guingamp   17 May 2010 27 May 2016 275 123 58 94 398 317 +81 044.73
Bordeaux   27 May 2016 18 January 2018 71 28 19 24 94 92 +2 039.44
Guingamp   12 November 2018 Present 32 7 11 14 30 48 −18 021.88
Total 431 183 100 148 601 506 +95 042.46

HonoursEdit

 
Gourvennec whilst with Guingamp

ManagerialEdit

Guingamp[4]

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jocelyn Gourvennec". L'Equipe.fr (in French).
  2. ^ a b "France - Footballer of the Year". RSSF.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Sports article". Le Parisien.fr (in French).
  4. ^ a b c "Bordeaux name Gourvennec as new coach". Four Four Two.com.
  5. ^ Guingamp : Jocelyn Gourvennec de retour comme entraîneur, lequipe.fr, 8 November 2018
  6. ^ Guingamp and coach Gourvennec part ways following relegation, foxsportsasia.com, 22 May 2019
  7. ^ "EA GUINGAMP: THEY SCORE WHEN THEY WANT". French Football Weekly.com.

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