José Anigo (born 15 April 1961) is a French football former manager and former defender.

José Anigo
Personal information
Full name José Anigo
Date of birth (1961-04-15) 15 April 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest (head of scouting)
Youth career
1972–1973 Cité Saint-Louis
1973–1975 Provence Sports
1975–1979 Marseille
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1987 Marseille 206 (4)
1987–1990 Nîmes 42 (0)
1990–1993 Endoume
1994–1996 Endoume
Total 248 (4)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Endoume
1996–1997 Consolat
2003–2004 Marseille
2013–2014 Marseille
2015 ES Tunis
2017–2018 Levadiakos
2018 Panionios
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Anigo was born in Marseille, and after a tough childhood went on to play for his home town club for eight years where he established a reputation for being a tough defender. After that he became the coach for Marseillaise's youth team and latter went on to become coach from 2001 to 2005 leading the team to a runners up medal in the 2004 UEFA Cup Final. During his tenure he also signed many stars that would aid Marseille in the future such as playmaker Mathieu Valbuena, goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and defender Nicolas N'Koulou.[2]

In October 2019, Anigo was hired as Head of International Recruitment for Nottingham Forest.[3] He left the club in June 2020.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Born in France, Anigo's parents were Spanish Republicans on the run from Francisco Franco.[5] In September 2013 Anigo's son Adrien Anigo was shot dead. Adrien had previously spent time in prison for robbery. and became the fifteenth victim of gun violence in Marseille that year.[6]


  1. ^ "José Anigo". Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ Julien Laurens (25 March 2014). "Marseille's season going from bad to worse". ESPN. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  3. ^ Anigo joins as Head of International Recruitment,, 15 October 2019
  4. ^ Pallatt, James (October 13, 2020). "Forest make Jose Anigo statement". NottinghamshireLive.
  5. ^ magazine, Le Point (September 6, 2013). "Les relations sulfureuses de la famille Anigo". Le Point.
  6. ^ Ben McPartland (5 September 2013). "Son of Marseille sporting director gunned down". The Local. Retrieved 25 March 2014.

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